Richard McLean's incredibly realistic paintings capture an authentic look into rural America. Photorealism is an art movement that tries to duplicate an image as true to life as possible in rendering and feel. McLean who was born in Hoquiam, Washington in 1934 is a master of capturing real life feeling in his work. The main focus and most popular of McLean's work are those of horses. In Southern California and other Western States horse-riding is a way of life and McLean's work offers a unique modern perspective into that world. His paintings like this one, 1978's, "Satin Doll" are particularly strong when he chooses to include people in the compositions.