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Works from some of the best in photorealism: Doug Bloodworth, Alyssa Monks, Diego Gravinese
By Benjamin Kim, Epoch Times
December 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Doug Bloodworth

Doug Bloodworth’s approach to his photorealism works all begin with inspirations from childhood—comics, board games, and comfort food—and his love for American Western classics and the American dream. He combines pop art, photography, and textural paint strokes to create as perfectly realistic oil painting as possible.

His career began traveling America painting iconic works on billboards, but grew into only painting fine art. His works are available in fine galleries throughout the country as one of the premiere photorealist painters of our time.

Learn more about Doug Bloodworth and other artists.


Alyssa Monks

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey,  Alyssa Monks studied at The New School in New York City. Monks strives for the perfection of realism while portraying true heart-felt feelings. At the same time, she utilizes filters like glass, vinyl, water and steam to create the feel of distortion. This allows realism and abstract to coexist in her works.

Monk has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and is a member of the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees. 

Learn more about Alyssa Monks.


Diego Gravinese

Argentinian-born Diego Gravinese uses oil and acrylic to create his hyperreal works. His works have been displayed in New York, Paris, Madrid, Turin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Learn more about Diego Gravinese