Hyper Realistic Oil Paintings by Anna Halldin Maule

How gorgeous are these hyper realistic feminine oil paintings by Anna Halldin Maule. In collaboration with her photographer husband Tom Maule, the couple takes and develops photos first to serve as inspiration for the ideas that Ana has in mind for her next painting. Then, using oil-based paints Ana creates these stunningly beautiful realistic artworks. Most of her works are about the exploration of femininity and beauty combined with the society's obsession with expensive material goods.

"Women of today are assaulted by a continuous stream of media bytes dictating how we should look, think, and purchase," says the artist. "My latest paintings are part of my Persona series and through them I explore the 'masks' women wear in their quest to discover their true selves." Persona is currently on exhibit in the artist's debut solo exhibition at Scott Richards Contemporary Art in San Francisco through August 30, 2014.

image source: halldin + maule via my modern met