Le Défi (The Challenge), oil on panel, 30 x 24 inches, private collection.
Marina Dieul was born in France. She showed great interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and her family encouraged her vocation. In early 2000, she moved to Montreal, Canada, where she now lives. Her work has received numerous awards and honors.
It is amazing the number of talented hyperrealist artists out there. In this post, you can see another fine example: the work of Javier Arizabalo. The way he paints skin textures is just exquisite, and his lighting is beautiful in each composition.