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Still Life
2012 - Present

A extensive compilation of extremely exquisite and technically superior Still Life Paintings made by David Shepherd.

2014 - 2017

Realism landscapes with a com-positional emphasis on extremely dynamic skies and rural foregrounds.

2013 - 2018

Contemporary Realism, Surrealism, Syncretism and more. An eclectic mix of styles centered around Realism.


Face to Face With The Painting

An up close view of select paintings can be zoomed in on to see canvas and details


 About the Artist

David Shepherd is a Realist/Hyper Realist Artist who paints exclusively in oil on canvas. He was educated at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto from 2008 - 2012. The school’s curriculum is based on the 19th Century French Academic system made famous by William Bouguereau. The internationally acclaimed artist John Michael Angel started the school during the 1990’s Resurrection of Realism and the academy continues to be the only school in Canada that has kept the excellent standards established during the period of high Realism in 20th Century Europe.

Oil Painters of America National Annual Exhibition - Steamboat Springs Colorado

Oil Painters of America National Annual Exhibition - Steamboat Springs Colorado

David’s body of work is eclectic ranging from traditional Still Life, Landscape, and Portraiture to combining Realism with Cubism, Soft Cubism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstract. He has been displayed with galleries in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and in notable shows across the U.S including the Oil Painters of America National show in his first year with that group. He participates yearly in the Artist Project at The Exhibition Place in Toronto and is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Society. For enjoyment he also participates in the Artist Battle Competitions and has made the Ontario Finals.

Currently he is producing a series of Hyper Realism paintings that focus on expressions, personality, politics, and culture through hyper real close ups of the human face with different objects (See a preview at the top of the page).

In his private life he is a believer in Taoist philosophies and is a practitioner in health and wellness including swimming, basketball, resistance training, yoga, meditation and diet. He also has a great curiosity with science, specifically the subject of Physics.                                                  



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Gallery Wynwood 28

788 537 0116 |

97 NW 28th Street. Suite #102 | Miami, FL | 33127


LeSoleil Fine Art Gallery,

100 - 535 Howe Street,

Vancouver, BC, V63 2Z4

Tel: 604-565-2424


U Gallery

1 888 402 1722 |

Online Gallery based out of San Francisco


905 617 0722 |

231 James St N | Hamilton, ON | L8R 2L2


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