self taught artist that uses coffee for are artworks

self taught artist that uses coffee for her artworks

Bob Marley (Photo: Gelila Kahsay)

The talented Gelila Kahsay is a young habeshan, self-taught artist who is best known for her impressive acrylic paintings and even more impressive coffee art.

Gelila who got started drawing recreationally as a child, says art is now an immense source of pleasure (and income) to her.


Taraji P. Henson (Photo: Gelila Kahsay)

According to Gelila, her biggest inspiration is “the greatest art work of all: Nature” – and she loves spending time alone in nature, soaking up all its artistry.

While a lot of her acrylic work is abstract – she tries to paints her feelings and emotions – her coffee art typically involves portraiture of people she looks up to and important world events.

Check out the rest of her work on her Instagram and her website;


Joe Thomas (Photo: Gelila Kahsay)


Merry Christmas (Photo: Gelila Kahsay)


R.I.P. Ali (Photo: Gelila Kahsay)