Shannon Holt's Hyperrealistic Wildlife Paintings are Applied on Skin

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 8, 2015
References: shannonholtart & demilked
Shannon Holt is known for her artistic body paintings that feature hyperrealistic depictions of wildlife. Her masterpieces are applied to bare skin and often consist of more than one model. Using the human body as her canvas, Shannon Holt's paints models who then pose carefully to create specific images like those of tigers, owls and even alligator creatures.

The artist names her latest project "Florida Wildlife Series" after her home state and stuns art lovers with a set of portraits that will test one's perception. Comparing body painting to a live music performance, the artist shares her passion for realism and color.

Whether capturing birds in flight or focusing on mythical unicorn subjects, her captivating works will inspire their viewer to think outside of the box.