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Springville, Utah-based hyperrealist painter Patrick Kramer graduated from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a major in art and ever since he has been painting professionally. Kramer needs anywhere between 50-300 hours for each of his paintings depending on the details of his subject. The painter’s process usually starts with a photograph, which he takes himself and then digitally manipulates it on Photoshop. He keeps the final result as his point of reference for his painting.

1.“Denial”oil on canvas, 16 x 24 in.

Kramer, answering the ever-present question of why painting something that looks exactly like a photograph, says: “I would say it’s a unique experience for the viewer. You approach a painting so much differently than a photograph… People will walk past a fairly banal hyper-realistic work, assuming it’s a photograph, but when told it’s a painting, will do a double-take. They’ll go back and scrutinize, look for brush strokes”.
Take a look below at some of his paintings and do visit Kramer’s website to see more and for a glimpse into the process of his paintings.

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2. “Diminishing Returns” pencil, 22 x 13 in.


3. “Perseverance / Futility” oil on board, 24 x 18 in.


4. “Spilt Light” oil on board, 20 x 16 in.


5. “Anna” oil on panel, 8 x 8 in.


6. “Salt Lake Library” oil on board, 30 x 20 in.


7. “The Optimist” oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.


8. “Odonata” oil on board, 14 x 11 in.


9. “Matt” oil on panel, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.


10. “Gravity” oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.


11. “3 Glasses” oil on canvas, 24 x 32 in.


12. “Measuring Worth” oil on board, 8 x 10 in.


13. “Pirouette” oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.


14. “Civic Pride” oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in.


15. “Rigging” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.