Alexa Meade paints people.
She literally does paint people:
She applies paint directly onto her subjects, thereby tricking the eye into believing that we're looking at a painted portrait rather than the real sitter.
When I first saw these, I assumed that Alexa had been Photoshopped into a painting. But no, that's actually her in real life painting someone to look like a painting.
See more of her extraordinary work here on her website and her Flickr page here. My thanks to the ever-brilliant Andy Nyman for finding these.