Street scenes paintings that look just like the real thing by Darren Reid

Self-taught artist Darren Reid is a British realist painter based in Belper, England who creates hyper-realistic paintings of landscape and street scenes that look like the real thing.

The most amazing thing is that artist Darren only uses paintbrush to make these outstanding realism paintings.Darren also uses acrylic paint, careful use of light shade and perspective combine to create paintings which look as if they could be photographs. Darren, who was shortlisted for John Ruskin Prize 2014, has only been painting for three years and is self-taught.

Look at these realistic paintings created by Darren Reid. You can also follow him on Instagram page @darrenreidpaintings.