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


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Roberto Bernardi


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Doug Bloodworth




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Eric Zener



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Alyssa Monks


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Gregory Thielker


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Diego Gravinese


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Comment by Julian Hanford on October 17, 2013 at 12:06pm

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...

Comment by Gary E. Talbot on September 14, 2013 at 9:04pm

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.

Comment by Andre Tanama on November 25, 2011 at 12:04pm
Great!
Comment by Jean C on November 25, 2011 at 8:06am

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

Comment by André Ibrahim on October 22, 2011 at 3:41pm
This is incredible. But upon reading Johnny Hughes comment I have to say I agree with him.
Comment by Alyssa Anda on March 1, 2011 at 2:35pm
WOW. Amazing!
Comment by Enbergen on May 26, 2010 at 8:32pm
Great Art!
I Love It. :-)
Comment by Shakeel Talat on April 8, 2010 at 3:20am
beautifully done. These photos are so real and charming pieces of art. God Bless artists, creators and promoters of art.
Comment by Johnny Hughes on March 22, 2010 at 12:54am
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
Comment by Pisar on October 1, 2009 at 4:24am
Hiperrealistic art is great !
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