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. Since 2014 I have started to paint subjects with a metaphysical theme or spiritual nature to them. 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_ Bison Dawn, Beauty and the Beast, Snowflake, Rocky and the sculpture Oracle at Delphi and Buffalo Dancer
Lab Art Show, Chinese Cultural Centre Oct. 6,7. 7pm -1:30, 50 E Pender
November 18. demonstration @ Opus Langley 11- 12:30 and 1:30- 3
month of October @ Newton Cultural Centre the painting Pte San Win with the Artswest Society Show.
Water Spirits_acrylic_36x24_9/17. I created this painting around the concept idea of a dragon fly as a literal translation, among Lilly pads. Even though we think of dragons as mythical creatures, we still have a universal idea of what a dragon would look like, through various art forms. I added dragon fly wings to a Japanese style dragon and imagined a girl, the embodiment of a water spirit, finding this rare and water logged creature as the sun sets over a watery habitat and blowing it a kiss.
Mossy Perch_18x24_acrylic_9/17 The inspiration for this painting came from my friend Bonnie. She had a chance meeting with an owl in her water barrel at her lake propery in the Spring. since then she has seemingly adopted the Great horned Owl as a spirit animal. The owl is reknowned for it's wisdom and as a spirit messenger is considered a sign for one to trust their intuition. Bonnie is a loving soul who works for the parks board beautifying our parks in Surrey and sending her love to Gaia even if she is not aware of it. Thank you Bonnie.
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.