Ottawa man turning disposable coffee cups into works of art

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By Ryley White, 1310 News, March 3, 2019

A local artist is treating disposable coffee cups as canvases for his paintings of Ottawa.

On Sunday, Tomas Pajdlhauser hosted an art show at Citizen restaurant on Gilmour Street, showing off 100 disposable coffee cups for sale, each featuring a unique illustration of an Ottawa winter scene.

“This is something that I’ve been doing for a while, drawing on coffee cups here and there,” he said.

Pajdlhauser, who works for an animation studio in Ottawa, said he spends a lot of his time observing and sketching scenery, often taking trips out of town to find inspiration for his sketchbook illustrations.