"The best art is based on a real experience, a real reaction in time," says David. "As an artist you capture it and make it live again for other people to see. I tried so many shots with this model trying to force her to react in a way I wanted, but this pose was by far the best, and of course it wasn't a pose. It was her natural reaction." Part of David Shepherd's latest series of hyperrealist paintings focusing on women's faces. A sensual portrait rendered in extremely precise painting. Among other concepts, the work features symbols of power, fashion, beauty and sex. However, David intends for each viewer to have their own opinion of the symbolic meaning.

- David Shepherd

Warm Milk

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

Signed on front

44" h x 32" 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.