I don't remember how I found Joel's work, but I have been a fan for a while now. I love how realistic her work is but we can still tell is not a photograph. I see a bit of my own work that way.
She uses egg tempera, but I don't think it's very humane to use eggs when we have other mediums nowadays, what do you guys think? But I was and still am intrigued on why she chooses this medium. Couldn't this look be achieved with watercolor, acrylics, guache or oil paint?
You can find her on Etsy as well.