Amateur artists can create lifelike pictures with art supplies by mimicking photo realists such as Sarah Graham.
Sarah Graham’s paintings of cupcakes, gumballs, lollipops and pick and mix candy have often been mistaken for actual photos because of their convincing detail and incredible accuracy.
Graham has achieved success by using art supplies to paint reflecting and refracting light in such a manner that her work portrays the feel of an authentic photograph rather than an obviously painted portrait.
Trend Hunter magazine and the Fine Art Blog are part of a growing number of Graham fans who are blown away by her ability to produce such realistic paintings with art supplies.
“I have just discovered this artist Sarah Graham whose painting are just amazing. They look so real, unless you look closer, you could mistake them for photographs,” stated Trend Hunter.
Graham’s work has its roots in the photorealist movement which evolved from American Pop Art during the 1960s and early 70s as more and more artists became willing to use photos to assist their use of art supplies.
This association of artists created work which was in direct contrast to abstract expressionists who were initially critical of those who used photographs as the starting point of their pictures.
Such artists included Richard Estes, Ralph Goings and most notably Chuck Close, who has been called one of the most influential photorealist painters thanks to his massive-scale portraits.
Sarah Graham’s talents with art supplies are such that she is also able to fool people into thinking her paintings of dolls, robots and Mini Coppers and VW camper vans are actually three dimensional.
She told her official website: “I have been developing a method of painting specific to creating the illusion of three-dimensionality.
“I am so practised now in this particular method of painting it has become the most natural way for me to approach creating an image.”
Graham’s popularity has seen her signed by Washington Green Fine Art Publishing and the organisation has been keen to support her career as one of Britain’s up-and-coming painters.
The firm’s marketing director Samantha Jackson told the Metro newspaper that Sarah Graham are likely to appeal to younger people who are tired of paintings that demonstrate a conventional use of art supplies.
She told the publication: “We expect Sarah’s work to connect with a whole new generation of people looking for a highly original style of art to decorate their walls.”
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