8x10 Girl with a Pearl Earring

Karen Eland
“Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Medium: Coffee
Bend, Oregon, USA

Karen Eland’s artistic journey is a fusion of two passions: coffee and art. For over two decades, she has been using coffee as her primary medium, showcasing the versatility and depth of creativity that coffee offers. What started as a casual experiment in her favorite coffee shop has evolved into a unique artistic style that blends traditional painting techniques with the rich tones and textures of coffee.

Her piece “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” a reinterpretation of the iconic Vermeer painting, is a testament to her skill and innovation. By using espresso and water as her palette, Karen brings a contemporary twist to classic artworks, infusing them with warmth and depth that only coffee can provide. The choice of subject, caught in a candid moment during a coffee break, adds a layer of relatability and modernity to the piece.

Karen’s dedication to coffee art goes beyond just recreating famous paintings. She explores new ideas and themes, constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with this unconventional medium. Through her work, she invites viewers to see coffee not just as a beverage but as a source of inspiration and artistic expression.

Website: Karen Eland