One of my favorite things I like to do on this site is share the work of amazing artists. These seven artists were chosen because each has the ability to create paintings so realistic they look like pictures. These mind-blowing, hyper-realistic scenes are made by using nothing but oil-based paints on linen or canvas. Though some critics may discount their artistic ability, saying that creating paintings from photos isn't "true art," I happen to disagree. As Louis K Meisel describes, photorealism must be "tight and precise, often with an emphasis on imagery that requires a high level of technical prowess and virtuosity to simulate."

From Eric Zener's amazing underwater scenes to Doug Bloodworth's incredible pop art, I hope you enjoy this wonderful collection of my favorite photorealistic paintings.

Paul Roberts


Roberto Bernardi


Doug Bloodworth


Eric Zener


Alyssa Monks


Gregory Thielker


Diego Gravinese


Also, check out 19 More Amazing Paintings, Not Photos!

Eric Zener's Underwater Paintings (Not Photos) - 16 Total
On a Rainy Day...Gregory Thielker's Paintings (Not Photos) - 8 Total
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Stay in Bed, It's the Freakin' Weekend - Alyssa Monks
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  • People might not know that Paul Roberts was the founder member of a band in the late 70's/early 80's called Sniff and the Tears, and the third image on his section was the cover image on their first album. They had a biggish hit with the track 'Driver's Seat'. Ok, music nerd trivia over...

  • The point of this art should not simply be to reproduce a photograph, but to creat a photgraphic art form unconstrained by the real world, or the limits of a camera's viewfinder.

  • Great!
  • incredible!!!! this is really taking realism to extremes!!

  • This is incredible. But upon reading Johnny Hughes comment I have to say I agree with him.
  • WOW. Amazing!
  • Great Art!
    I Love It. :-)
  • beautifully done. These photos are so real and charming pieces of art. God Bless artists, creators and promoters of art.
  • Obviously a lot of skill and talent required to paint these pictures. But if art merely reproduces a photograph, what's the point?

    Johnny Hughes
    Orlando Web Design
  • Hiperrealistic art is great !
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