Welcome To dkilpatrickart
Welcome to the website of David Kilpatrick
On this site you will find works of Art created by me. I am a painter in acrylics and I have been painting since 1986. I am also an occasional carver of soapstone. I am married with two children. I tend to paint character studies of subjects in which I strive to create compositions, whether they be human or animal that convey a particular emotion or an identifiable character trait of the subject. In the last two years I have started to paint subjects of a more metaphysical or spiritual nature. My style is mainly realistic with a touch of abstraction, particularly in the background, or with a bit of fantasy. My main emphasis while painting is creating a subtle transition between color tones, often adjusting or adding a temperature change in the small area of transition. This aspect of transitional change, I feel, allows my paintings to have a vivid glow and uniqueness to them. I hope you enjoy viewing the artwork as much as I did creating it. Thank you for showing an interest in this site.
On Display at Expressions Art Gallery_ Valley Fair Mall, 228 Lougheed hwy_ Harpy Eagle, Bison Dawn, Focus on Tradition, Feeling The Heat In Dreamland and the sculpture Oracle at Delphi and Buffalo Dancer
Harrison Art Show May 20, 21 2017 10- 4 Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs
Arts Alive 2017 August 19, from 10-5 Fraser Hwy. east of 204th Langley.
Lab Art Show, Chinese Cultural Centre Oct. 6,7. 6pm-12am, 50 E Pender St.
Cloverdale Street Market May 27, June 24, Sept. 16 10-4pm 56th Ave.
Harrison Art Festival July 8,9 15, 16
Beauty And The Beast_acrylic_18x36_4/2017 This painting was painted for the Arts 2017 Canada 150 Birthday exhibition. I wanted to portray an image that reflected an image that we Canadians seem to have ourselves. It is one of a great and vast country of beautiful landscapes filled with magnificent wildlife. The Snowy Owl also is symbolic of our freedom and the image that the our American neighbours have of us, the Great White North. But I felt it was just as important to include in the background that great beast known as the tar sands and oil refineries of the prairies. It is like a dirty black scar lurking in the subconsciousness of Canadians, polluting our air, our water, and our farmlands. All important resources to maintain a healthy life style yet we allow our government to sell out to the big oil companies in the quest for greed and profit. OH Canada. WHY???
Shadow_18x24_pastel on suede matboard_5/2017 I loved how the shadow played across the tiger's striped coat. I wanted to create an image that enhanced the camoflage ability of the tiger. I used the doorway from a deserted temple within the Indian jungle. I enhanced and added foliage to the scene to create more of the jungle feel as the tiger slips silently and almost invisibly through it's environment.
Questions or Purchases
If you are interested in purchasing artwork, or have any questions, you can contact me at the address below. If interested you will be required to provide me with 1) a photo copy of a government issued photo iD. 2) A recent copy of a utility bill with your name and address and the utility company's name clearly legible. 3) payment is by certified check , ONLY, and must be from a bank within your place of residence. 4) a photo copy of your signature and your name printed clearly underneath. 5) I will take care of shipping costs and I accept checks in the amount agreed to. Unfortunately these measures are necessary as Fine Artists seem to be a favorite target of SCAM Artists. Since I cannot tell the difference between the honest and dishonest via email, there are no acceptions to the above conditions, unless I know you personally. Thank You for your understanding of these nesecary measures.