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 that often deal with themes of enlightenment and contain the language of light, in the colour and composition. I first create my compositions in Photoshop, using various photo references to create the image 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 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.
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On display at Abbotsford Art Gallery_ 33286 South Fraser Way_ Zero Point, BFF, Miss Pixie and Maddam B, and Vine Glass
Cloverdale Market May 25, June 22, August 24, and September 21 , 176 st between 54 and 57 ave. Cloverdale
currently on display
Elly and Snow flake @ Surrey Art Gallery
One With the All One and Dand It @ the Kinsmen Civic Centre, Aldergrove 26670, 29th ave.
Aurora, Bohemian Starseed 2 and Thirsty @ township of Langley civic building 203 and 65 ave Langley.
October 1-30 Artswest show at Newton Cultural Centre
Khutzeymateen Grizzly_soft pastel on suede_23.5x29.5_10/2019. I visited the Khutzeymateen grizzly sanctuary in Northern B.C. this past summer and did not see a bear. However the scenery was spectacular even during the constant rainfall. I tried to capture the feel of the wet environment and placed within it this composit of several bears to create an image that I imagined I might have been able to see while visiting there.
Wicasa Wakan_pastel on suede_24x30_9/2019. Pronounced Wee cha sha Wa kah, depicts a Lakota holy man, spiritual shaman. He uses his eagle feather fan to transform the purifying, sweet grass smoke into the image of a dragon. The dragon metaphorically represents the cosmic flame of creation. The cosmic flame is the sacred masculine and divine feminie merge of the Creator.This merge is also achieved within the zero point of a an enlightened and ascending individuals Mer ka bah.
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.