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_ Aurora and Krysta
April 26, 2020 Artswest Spring Show and Sale 10am - 4pm @ Elgin Hall on Cresent Rd.
Scratching Post_soft pastel on suede_18x24_12/2019_This image was created from a compilation of four images ,composed in photoshop and then painted with soft pastel on suede. I love the softer lines and the more natural look you get with soft pastels on suede as opposed to the harder edge and lines I get with acrylic on canvas. I like to create my compositions of wildlife where the subject has an easily interpretted expression or stance to create a further interaction with the viewer.
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. The only acceptions to the above conditions are, if you reside inthe lower mainland of B.C.with an address I can confirm, or, I know you personally. Thank You for your understanding of these nesecary measures.
I have recently offered a 20% discount on available or recent, original artwork that I have in stock, or new commission. This offer is part of a Boston Pizza advertisement. If you are inquiring about the offer you must indicate the BP outlet where you saw the offer. My pricing structure is based on the size of the unframed image. Framing costs are added to the image size. I do not mark up framing costs, you get it for the cost I paid. As a general rule a painting of 30x40 would be about $1,800. 24x30=$1,500, 24x36= $1,500, 18x24=$1,200 for acrylic or soft pastel (plus framing for pastel) pencil or charcoal typically around $300- $400.
If you interested in the art of the two other artists that are collaborating on the Boston Pizza advertisement their web sites are;