About the Artist
David Shepherd is a Realist/Hyper Realist Artist who paints exclusively in oil on canvas. Born in Canada, David showed an interested in the visual arts starting at the age of 3. As a teenager he would continue to increase his skill by copying comic books in his spare time. During high school he was introduced to paintings by Rembrandt and Salvador Dali and was enamored with the idea of creating something as beautiful and meaningful for his career. He was first exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton at the age of 19 (A gallery that includes a multi million dollar collection of 16th - 21st Century Masters) and 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.
After the Academy of Realist Art David has gone on to show his work around Canada and in the U.S, and continues to strive to improve not only his technique but his composition and the ideas behind his paintings. He has a life long dream of one day producing a very large interior mural that will combine the many different styles of paintings produced over the years into one theme.
He is married, with two sons, and works out of his house studio in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. 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.