Cocoa Ink

Nicole Hewat is the artist behind the cocoa ink/paint creations. She has been painting since she was a child and keeps discovering new ways to create and work with different forms of paint. Cocoa powder and husks create a wide range of colours, especially when the pH is shifted to allow for pinks and yellows. Cocoa butter is similar to working with linseed based oil paint but it is not a drying oil. The cocoa butter paintings need to be photographed to be preserved. You can enjoy them in Nicole’s book ‘Cacao to Chocolate’. If you would like to learn more about her creative process, you can check out this blog and podcast.