Coffee Talk

Writings by Edward Patrick Kranz (Ezju) about fine art created with coffee. You will find detailed information on Ezju’s works created at No Such Animal Studios and information about other artists who use coffee as a medium.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MARCUSWORKS: Coffee Painting

Mark (I'm assuming this is his name considering the branding of MARCUSWORKS and Marchitecture Channel on YouTube is a very talented speed painter from the Philippines who uses coffee as a medium in some of his work. He is an architecture student at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

The video below is an example of some of his coffee painting. Very inspiring work!

Marchitecture Channel offers videos on drawing caricatures and portrait painting.

Mark also has a Facebook page if want to learn more or become a fan!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Bobsmade Speed Painting With Coffee

Multi-talented Bobsmade could be producing custom clothing for you one day and speed painting with coffee the next! You can find examples of Bobsmade's work on Deviant Art or

This is one of my favorite coffee paintings by Bobsmade.  The theme has to do with mass-consumerism and mega-corporations.

Bobsmade is a Germany based custom clothing line. That means, you say what you like, and I produce ideas that really fit you. I almost draw on everything i can get, shoes, bags, headphones, caps and of cause on canvas and walls.”

 All artwork in this article is subject to copyright laws ©2006-2009 Bobsmade

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Coffee Art NYC

Andy and Angel who call themselves collectively as The Coffee Artists™ (they've even gone as far as trademarking this moniker) have several videos on YouTube. This one in-particular caught my attention.

Quotation from their Youtube information:

“The Coffee Artists™ are pleased to present to you their latest Coffee Art® achievement. It is a long story, but here are the highlights. Last summer, they were approached by a public relations firm whose clients were interested in their Coffee Art®. These two clients happen to be Starbucks and Hershey's. The two companies were planning on producing a line of chocolates, truffles and other fine tasting morsels and they were looking for a unique and exciting way to launch their product. This short film shows the creation of these paintings for this exhibition in NYC. “

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kay Bloom – Full Time Coffee Painter!

Something that caught my eye while reading about Kay Bloom is that she lists her occupation as “full time coffee painter.” This is something that has eluded me for some time now. I'm very impressed that she is able to make a living at painting with coffee.
After coming across Kay Bloom's video on YouTube I made a visit to her MySpace page – to learn more about this artist. Kay keeps an impressive collection of images ranging from coffee related subject matter to iconic portraits to ethnic history.

From Kay Bloom's MySpace Page
KAY's Blurbs – About Me: 
“I started entering art contests at the age of 9 despite my mothers disapproval. I entered several contests and won first place. I finally told my mother at the age of 15 I had been competing in art contests but before she could get angry I showed her all the money that I had won. We had very little money at the time and I had made enough money to buy the extra things that we needed. From that point on my mother was very supportive of me spending time practicing my art and entering contests.”

“I like creating art with many mediums charcoal, acrylic, pastel, pencil, and my favorite coffee. I started experimenting painting with coffee at the age of 20. As a kid I had helped my grandfather pick and dry coffee. Once I was in college I had so little money that I need to experiment with alternative mediums. Coffee was a perfect choice of paint. The oil in the coffee help to give the paintings a shine and textured look. I think the coffee gives my paintings a renaissance feel and accentuates the sole of my subject matter.”

Check out this coffee artist and enjoy her work! I hope she keeps up the great work!  All images posted in this article are copyright by the artist Kay Bloom.

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Some Fun with Coffee Painting in Northern Colorado!

I came accross this blog posting about painting with coffee. Not a whole lot of detail in it but noteworth none-the-less.

All rights to this image belong to the artist.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Aria Greenland Dog Coffee Art

I came across an image posted at, Aria Greenland Dog Coffee Art by Wild Spirit Wolf.

It's cute. It's a dog. It's not painted in blood which is nice. Painting with unusual media makes this artist happy and I can't blame them. The effect of coffee on the paper they used works very well.

They are very adamant about copyright "Artwork © 2009 WildSpirit DO NOT COPY, TRACE, ALTER, OR REDISTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.
" So I can't post it here. Check it out but take care . . .

For more information on Coffee Art, Coffee Painting, Arfé, and artists who use coffee as an artistic medium please look deeper into this Blog or vist Ezju's fine art Website No Such Animal Studios.

- Ezju

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Why Aren't We Swimming in Coffee?

Brian Vegter, the dog artist from Baker City, Oregon and he loves everything dog. If your a friend you would call him Bri. I came across Bri's “A Dog Painting A Day” Blog and subsequently his Website Dogs by Bri. His personal site is very cute and well designed for his art. The painting to the left, "Why Aren't We Swimming in Coffee?", was the first to catch my attention. Who wouldn't want to be swimming in coffee? It turned out that he had a previous painting called "Swimming in Coffee" displayed below!

Swimming In Coffee

Disgruntled with his work as a television cameraman in New York City Bri got his first big brake from a friend. How could you be unhappy with being a TV cameraman in NY city you ask? Well, let me ask you this: are you happy with the job you currently have? You went to school for it. Not quite getting the work you thought you would? Same goes for Bri. He was not getting the film work he was hoeing for. As for his friend? We could all use a friend or two like this. Bri started hanging small paintings in his friends upscale dog boutique, Doggy Style in NYC, Bri's work took off and his career changed. What lead him to paint dogs with coffee is a fun story he has posted on his Website.

". . . Fairmont used to stare longingly at the cappuccinos that I made every morning, so that's what the painting was about. I even used real espresso to tint the canvas. For months the picture had the beautiful smell of coffee drifting from it."
Who hasn't had that special pet who inspired greatness . . . even if was just in catching Frisbees! I miss Nikita! My German Shepard. There are no paintings of her let alone coffee paintings . . . hmmm . . . maybe some day.

Fox and the Coffee Hound

Bri considers his images to be environmental portraits attempting to capture the spirit of the dogs.
"What are they passionate about? Are they ball crazy? A little thief? Or addicted to coffee."
I found Bri's work to be fun and whimsical. Very much an enjoyable addition to the Coffee Talk blog. Thank you Bri!

For more information on Bri and his work you can find him on Animal Planet's "K9 Karma," The Bark Magazine and featured in Oregon Home: the Art of the Canine.

Contact Bri by e-mail:

Links about bri and his work:

Dogs by Bri:
A Dog Painting A Day Blog:

Oregon Home: the Art of the Canine feature article:

Dusty Dog Studio (2339 Auburn Ave.) in Baker City, Ore.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

16 pictures created by Instant Coffee

I found this article about Vancouver's Main Street route are being invited to choose a piece of artwork that will be painted on the outside of a No. 3 bus plying the route later this year. Unfortunetly it had no pictures of the Instant Coffee pictures! Maybe if they win they'll be published!

Buses to become mobile works of art for Main Street's 'art corridor'

By: Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun
Published: Monday, January 12, 2009

Members of the public riding buses on Vancouver's Main Street route are being invited to choose a piece of artwork that will be painted on the outside of a No. 3 bus plying the route later this year.

A series of 16 pictures created by Instant Coffee, an artist collective that works out of Vancouver and Toronto, have been installed in the advertising panels of a trolley bus and people are being encouraged to text message their choice to 604-779-0008.

The contest is part of a public art and neighbourhood street improvement program for Main Street, sponsored by TransLink and the city of Vancouver, that has been running for a number of years.

As part of the program another No. 3 bus, decorated with Afghan blanket panels, has been on the route since mid-December, said TransLink's Judy Rudin.

"The idea is to create an art corridor along Main Street and one part of this is using a bus as a piece of artwork," she said.

The winning artwork will be announced at the opening launch of 88 BLOCKS -- Art on Main, on Jan. 17. Rudin said the program will feature five planned artwork exhibitions on three trolleys serving Main Street, as well as artwork being installed at various points along the route.

© The Vancouver Sun 2009

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Egyptian Coffee painting

This is a little piece I found at MyCraftWorks. Primarily Indian themed art from the looks of it though there was no profile about the artist.

"In this Blog, you can find the works done by myself and some contributions from my family. This Blog is created to share my creativity with you all. Also, there are many creative people who inspired me to do all these works."

"This is a Coffee painting, popularly known as Egyptian Coffee painting.
The board used is MDF and the picture is pasted on the same and outlined with gold 3d outliner. The paint is a mixture of instant coffee powder, fevicryl glue n gloss and water."

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Friday, January 09, 2009 - coffee, art, coffee anyone?

Washington, DC Metro Arts forum is hosting a fun little contest or mini-event. The information and link to there forum is listed below. Given my chosen medium and subject matter this fits right up my ally!

I've reposted the information below. You can find the original article posted here . . .

We’re curious. Have you ever made art out of coffee based materials. If you haven’t, we’d like to see what you can create. Call it a challenge. No prize or real reason, other than the fact that we think creativity is cool. If you think creativity is interesting, make some art out of coffee based materials, beans, grinds, coffee machines, or something, and reply with images here:

We’re not looking for images of people drinking coffee, but actual art made with coffee.

Further, we’d like to hear more about art made from recycled materials, if you work in recycled materials, please do post about it on the forum, or send me a message about it at



I did go to the ARTDC link above and registered with the forum in hopes of uploading some of my coffee painting images. Alas I'm still waiting for my e-mail confirmation allowing me access to the forum. Poot! I hate waiting! I'll keep you posted on how long it takes and when my work will be up.

Some of the images on the forum didn't fit the ask for parameters but fell into the coffee motif. A couple images did what they asked . . .

Comment by the artist:
"One of my thousands of unfinished/"gestating" pieces, made with a lot of coffee and coffe grounds as well as tereyaki sauce, whiskey, pastel, watercolor, and arcylic on a lithograph on rice paper."

Comment by the artist:
"not sure if this will count - but i wasn't happy with the stark whiteness of the cheesecloth i used for this piece. so i took my used coffee grounds, some tea, and worcestershire sauce, to give it a bit of color (i wanted to use natural!)"

Once I get the e-mail confirmation I'll upload some images like these!

The Morning News

Open Mic Night (at the Cafe)

. . . at the Cafe

Late Night Drip

Child of Seattle

For more images like these and information on Ezju the Seattle based coffee artist please visit his Website at

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