Welcome To dkilpatrickart
Welcome to the website of David Kilpatrick
On this site you will find works of Art created by me. I paint in acrylics and pastel on suede mat. 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. These often deal with themes of enlightenment and relate the metaphorical language of light, in the colour and composition. I first create my compositions in Photoshop, using various photo references to create the composition of an idea I have in my minds eye. My style is mainly realistic with a touch of abstraction, particularly in the background, or with a hint of fantasy as all is connected on a multidimensional level of consciousness. My main emphasis while painting is to create a subtle transition between the 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. Wishing you light, love and truth on your journey.
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On display at Abbotsford Art Gallery_ 33286 South Fraser Way_ Aurora and Krysta
Now Showing ! Virtual gallery show : Creating Awareness For Earth Feb.March 2021
Emerging Into the Light of Rainbow Rain. _ 1/21_acrylic on canvas. See description under Recent Work.
Sunbirds_30x40_acrylic_3/2021 this painting was inspired by the beautiful smile on this girls face. like many women of the third world they are required to make long and sometimes arduous trips ,twice daily just to get drinking water. Mean while water bottling companies have bought the surrounding land and now drain the water from the water table and then sell it back to the people while paying next to nothing for the water in the ground. Yet this young girl can still manage a smile. In this instance it is the sight of a rainbow coloured sunbird. I gave her a sari, filled with rainbow colours to relate the connection to the sunbird. thus they both become sunbirds shining the light that they are out to the world.