I started using coffee as a paint sometime in summer 2016 after seeing an example in an instructional book. I fell in love with the color and texture. Around the same time, my first solo show was planned to be held in Chattanooga TN. So I decided to paint iconic statues by Daud Akhriev in Chattanooga. I enjoyed painting the subjects in coffee so much. The show was featured in Chattanooga Times Free Press .