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A few years ago my coffee paintings caught the eye of Marin Independent Journal's lifestyle editor, Vicki Larson. She wrote an article on my coffee art and plugged an exhibit at the Coffee Roaster's in San Anselmo. The show introduced to the idea of painting with coffee - rather than just drinking it. There was something "friendly" about coffee that I hadn't realized and people were curious. Their unexpected interest in painting with coffee encouraged me to start my Coffee Painting Workshops. I realized I could teach "creatively blocked people" how to paint if they used coffee instead of "real paint" just to get started. Coffee was familiar and that made people feel less intimidated - even to just talk about the possibility of picking up a paintbrush suddenly became a possibility. It became painting without paint because we all know that coffee isn't paint.