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This Toronto artist is painting the city's coffee cups

What do you do if you want to take your relationship with your morning cup of coffee to the next level? Obviously, you can drink more coffee. Or, you can buy a painting featuring cups from all of your favourite Toronto cafes.

Locally based artist Erin Rothstein paints food. But her work usually looks good (and by good I mean real) enough to eat. For her latest series, she's painting stacks of to-go coffee cups from some of our city's favourite indie cafes including Rooster, Sam James and Dark Horse.

Rothstein tells us she got the idea while drinking a latte at Ezra's Pound. She's also a self-proclaimed coffee lover.

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"I love the landscape of Toronto cafes," she says via email. "I try to visit a different independent coffee shop every morning. They each have their own vibe, and their own loyal tribe, and I like being a part of that. When you stumble upon a great cafe in this amazing city, you begin to unlock the incredible cultural landscape (or foodscape) that is Toronto."

While many of her prints and pillows are currently for sale online, you'll be able to see these caffeine-centred paintings at the Artist Project happening from February 23 to 26, 2017.


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