Birmingham & Black Country

Coffee Art for Birmingham Custard Factory

Image caption Paul, 52, who paints under the name of Jinxy, creates his artwork using nothing but coffee. He works on each piece "seven days a week"
Image caption Jinxy's portraits are created with no formal training. "I've never had one lesson, and discovered coffee as a medium by accident," he said
Image caption Jinxy, aka Paul Parkin, said: "Birmingham has so many talented painters, and it is important for art in the city that alternative works are displayed"
Image caption Paul's exhibition, in Birmingham's Custard Factory, showcases a wide display of his work, which is created by using different thicknesses of coffee

An amateur artist has a stimulating take on painting after opening an exhibition of pictures created with coffee.

Paul Parkin, of Birmingham, who paints under the name of Jinxy, is showcasing his work at the city's Custard Factory.

The 52-year-old said: "It all came about by accident.

"I spilt some coffee and rubbed it with my fingers. It just triggered the idea, so I put down my paint and picked up the coffee, and it worked."

Since then, Paul has continued to create an impressive collection of artwork.

"I wanted to bring a different style of art to Birmingham," he said.

Paul said he hopes his work will inspire other local artists to open exhibitions, creating a new generation of Birmingham artists.

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