In this hyperrealistic painting, David pushes our emotions and ideas of cultural acceptance. The subject's direct gaze while being doused with chocolate addresses issues of power, sex and strength. David says of this work, "This painting was the first of the line to be made, the aspect of mixing a style of fashion with everyday products and making them a glamorous work of art seemed very appealing. I took influence from different hyperrealism artists."

- David Shepherd

Second Chances

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

40" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
8 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.