Nick Sider is quite popular for his hyper realistic paintings. He is a Brooklyn based artist, who enjoys his paintings immensely. Looking at his work, it's truly unbelievable that he is a self taught artist. Since the age of 5, he knew his favorite was art. At the age of 25, he taught himself how to paint, posted a couple of videos and after their success on the internet. He is internationally known for his hyper realistic paintings. His favourite subjects are wildlife animals, literally the predators. The wild animals look so calm and serene in his photo realistic paintings. According to his biography,"While experimenting with a multitude of subject matter, Sider has always maintained a hyper-realistic style, attempting to create paintings that extend beyond what a photograph could ever capture, ."my favorite moment while painting is when a subject on my canvas begins to come alive." His main goal for his paintings is to use detail and color to create the illusion of life spawning from the canvas".