Alex Pardee is a US based artist/illustrator. I came across this guy through his blog on the UPPERPLAYGROUND webite and have become a huge fan ever since. His illustration work is unreal and his paintings or what you might call fine art works are even better. This guy is intensely talented and is living the kind of life I am trying to work towards. Here is a great link to a clip of him speed painting and also if your interested you can check out more of his work from his website here.
Much respect to this guy