Dutch painter Herman Stel creates vivid celebrity portraits with high energy colors that are designed as striking conversation pieces for the home or public spaces. A self-taught painter who began working with his daughter in 2008, Stel uses a palette knife to build up multiple layers of color and blends them in arresting and attention-getting combinations. The work is so vivid, in fact, that the paints he uses cannot accurately be reproduced on a computer monitor… so this piece looks even more amazing in person than in does here!
Stel often paints celebrities from photos he finds on the internet. Sometimes even the artist himself is unaware of the person’s claim to fame, as is the case this piece, ‘Imagination’. The larger-than-life portrait depicts international supermodel Adriana Lima, made famous in the United States by her role as the Victoria’s Secret spokesmodel.