STUNNING PICTURES: Bristol artist transforms naked men and women into birds using body paint

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Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate'Spinks' Dean.
Stunning set of paintings created by Bristol body painter Kate 'Spinks' Dean.

AT first glance they look like intricate paintings of exotic birds - but look closer and you’ll see they are photos of human models.

Kate Dean, an artist who grew up in Yate, created the stunning images using a dozen painted models. The body painter transformed the nude men and women into lifelike birds using nothing but paint and a camera.

The collection, called Life In Flight, tells the story of human life through birds, from finding a partner and settling down to having children then watching them grow up and leave the nest.