Often, the thought of a cactus conjures up thoughts of the desert, heat and desolate surroundings -- and nothing about that sounds enticing. However, Korean artist Kwangho Lee is instead showcasing the beautiful side of these prickly plants with his cactus paintings.

Each one is extremely realistic and features different textures and colors that really draw the viewer in. According to 'bumbumbum' Lee uses different types of techniques such as rubbing and tapping the paintbrush onto the canvas. Check out the gallery for a better look at each painting.