I am always so impressed by fine artists. And I'm doubly impressed by photo-realist fine artists— people like Christopher Stott. His paintings are incredibly life-like but you can tell that they're not photographs, which is a very important element (to me) with photo-realism artists. I still want to see the hand of the artist in the work.
Visit his blog and website. (Thanks to Uppercase for introducing us and a big "yay" to Christopher for his Anthropologie commission!)