How often do you come across big cats in real life? Sure, not that often. For most of us, it’s quite rare to meet tigers, lions, leopards, or any other big cats in our day-to-day life. However, it’s certainly not impossible to have the feel of big cats around you. These hyper-realistic canvas paintings of big cats by Nick Sider, an artist from New York, USA, are enough proof of that. In his absolutely striking paintings, Sider depicts close-ups of big felines on a large scale. Although his work takes hours, the end result that yields paintings with incredibly detailed, hyper-realistic elements is truly breathtaking.
Sider has Canadian roots and he only started painting when he was 25 years old. His stunning artworks done using acrylics gained lots of attention after he relocated to New York City. He paints a variety of wild animals in his pieces, celebrating the beauty of wildlife. However, big felines have always been his forte since he was a child. Through his paintings, Sider aims to convey what can never be captured in a photograph. Therefore, apart from making his artworks extremely realistic, he adds a sense of intimacy to them. He treats his paintings of big felines as if they were portraits of human beings, focusing on the expression in their eyes. According to Sider, the best part of the painting is the moment where his artwork comes to life.
Isn’t it wonderful to be able to create art that gives off lots of intimacy? If you love such unique artworks, you should definitely check out the pictures below and share your thoughts with us in the comments.