David Shepard explains of this piece and the seemingly unusual combination of bubbles and lollipop, "An artist should be interested in challenging themselves by trying something new. I was looking for different objects to paint with the model. Something that would make a person stop and say “how did he paint that?” I got the idea to use bubbles from bubblebaths I was giving my son, and a red lollipop to partner the bubbles was irresistible."

- David Shepherd


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

42" h x 42" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



David Shepherd
Stoney Creek, Canada

Getting to Know David

Canadian artist David Shepherd fuses techniques from both old and modern masters to create contemporary interpretations of the human form. While offering strong nods to pop art and cubism, the work remains grounded by David’s training in 19th Century academic realism. Combining discrete techniques within a single tableau is initially jarring to the viewer, creating an unexpected visual complexity in the work and demonstrating the artist’s breadth of skills. “I think in the future we will be much more interested in works of art that show a mastery of multiple styles,” says David. Each artwork effectually suggests the surreal nature of human existence within a convoluted modern society.