As usual, having just discovered an artist whose work I admire, I must share the enthusiasm! Now, this artist is truly brilliant!
'I am a classically trained artist dedicated to the revival of realist tradition. I admire quiet art of great poetic beauty expressed through mastery of technique, and believe that a good work of art is the one that reaches your heart and mind without the help of art critics.' - - = Svetlana Cameron
I love her style of portrait painting, they are the kind of pictures I would like to create one day. So lifelike, and yet, so obviously not photographs.
Svetlana Cameron (what a lovely name!) has a website here. I spent ages looking at each of her accomplished works and reading through the site.