I was stunned when these paintings crossed my eyes for the first time. So beautiful!! The madly talented artist behind these works is Deidre But-Husaim; a painter from Adelaide, Australia.
Deidre’s inspiration for the paintings, which are part of a series called Lonesome Doves, came from a tattoo store which she used to overlook in an earlier studio. The young men and women in her portraits are wannabe models who exposed their photos and personal details on the internet. “The resulting realist paintings of young faces and tattooed patterns capture the tension of the gaze that is simultaneously repulsed and fascinated.”
The Lonesome Doves series actually belongs to her older works but is worth sharing nevertheless. You can find more recent creations and background information on her website: