Original art for sale at | Stories by David Shepherd | $23,550 | oil painting | 30' h x 60' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Stories

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David Shepherd
Ugallery 5345192911 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Painting wraps around edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front


30" h x 60" w x 2" d |15 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $23,550



Two children lean into the composition, looking out past the viewer. "The expressions of each eye are different, and each tells a different story," says artist David Shepherd. In an effort to create this hyperrealist oil painting, David first shot the scene using a macro lens on his camera. It helps create a great feeling of depth. The eyes contain completely perfect detail while in the background the ears and the sides of the heads have very soft edges, and are diffused. A spectrum of light from optical glass was used to create the colors on the children's faces. "I use this technology for beauty and to pay homage to science."

David Shepherd

Stoney Creek, Canada

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.

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