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30 Paintings That Look Real But Are Not What You Think

Lori Gilbert first picked up a paintbrush somewhere in 2010 as a part of an introduction to a painting class. As it appears, Lori who studied at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York started to paint and never looked back, mastering the art of paint. She didn't stop after completing the initial painting class and went on to improvise on the skills learned. She went on to embrace the skills to an extent that she started to receive painting commissions and now makes a living out of it.  "The best compliment is to have my viewer wish to be present in the manifested mythical realm that I have painted. I always hope to inspire anyone with a passion for fighting for their dreams and be invigorated by the possibilities world can offer."- Lori Gilbert. She now excels in acrylic paintings and we bring you a collection of 30 paintings made by her.

Euphoria, 36" by 60", Acrylic on Canvas

She featured in one of the US OPEN held in the Huntington Beach Art Museum. People love buying her prints and the following image you're about to see was commissioned by the University of Utah for the portrait of Nelson Mandela. From Superman to cheetahs, you're about to see a lot of canvases as if they were for real.

Nelson Mandela, 24" by 36" acrylic on canvas, commissioned by the University of Utah.

Superman, 16" X 20", acrylic on canvas.

Evolution. 60" by 36" (5ft by 3ft) acrylic on canvas.

David's African Cheetahs, 30" X 40",  Acrylic on Canvas.

The Sanctuary, Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"

The true power of nature.

'The Dark Knight', 18" x 24" Acrylic on canvas.

I loved this one, Magnificent!

Fowl play, acrylic on canvas 35" by 35".

The world acrylic on canvas, 24" by 36".

Just Beautiful!

Liquid-Gold combination in 22" by 28" canvas.

24" by 30" acrylic on canvas.

Freedom, Acrylic on Canvas, 36" X 48"

Lori's art work is just amazing and breathtaking. Check here for more interesting pictures.

Drown into hope. 60" x 48" acrylic on canvas.

This portrait was displayed at the Lost Bean show.

A shredded affair. 38" by 38" acrylic on canvas.

Live free! 48" by 36", acrylic on canvas.

Dave, 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas.

Liquify, 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas.

The clash, 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas. 

Frozen Amber, 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas.

Robbie Crawford, 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas.

Blue Helix, 36" X 36" acrylic on canvas.

Fixation, acrylic on canvas, 35" x 35".

'Here Comes the Sun', 24" by 48" acrylic on canvas.

The Ritz, acrylic on canvas, 70" X 40".

Molten, 30" by 46" acrylic on canvas.

The Metamorphosis, 20" by 20" acrylic on canvas.

Painting of Iron Man, 16"x20" acrylic on canvas.

'The After Glow', acrylic on canvas, 30" by 40".

Main Beach, acrylic on canvas 24" x 30"

Latitude Adjustment, 30" by 40" acrylic on canvas.

Sunset Love at Ponce Inlet 60" by 36" acrylic on canvas.

Heavy Hearts, 36" X 48" acrylic on canvas.

Sinking Dreams, 40" X 48" acrylic on canvas.

JB. 50" by 70" by 5" (depth) birch wood panel.