I came across the website of a very gifted artist by the name of Rob Hefferan who creates some of the best figurative oil paintings I have seen.
Rob creates astonishing paintings by applying a beautiful balance of colors and lighting to capture the beauty and elegance of the human form as well as the dynamic feel of each character. All the figures in his paintings are so realistically drawn. It makes me sometimes think that they might suddenly move.
Please check Rob's website and see more of his great work here.