Biography

David Shepherd

David Shepherd is a Realist/Hyper Realist Artist who paints exclusively in oil on canvas. David Shepherd 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.
David Shepherd is a Realist/Hyper Realist Artist who paints exclusively in oil on canvas. David Shepherd 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.

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.

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.
David Shepherd

Artwork

  • Oil Painting. Title: Healthy choices-Original Oil- 32x56 inches by Canadian artist David Shepherd. Contemporary Art Available

    Healthy Choices

    Oil on Canvas

    32 x 56 in | 82 x 142 cm

  • Honey Dust II Original Oil Painting 40x74 David Shepherd

    Honey Dust II

    Oil on Canvas

    40 x 74 in | 102 x 188 cm

  • Davida Shepheda Honey Dust I Original Oil Painting 44x72

    Honey Dust I

    Oil on Canvas

    44 x 72 | 112 x 183 cm

  • David Shepherd Oculus Original Oil Painting 44x48

    Oculus

    Oil on Canvas

    44 x 48 in | 112 x 122 cm

  • David Shepherd Harvest Oil Painting 62x40

    Harvest

    Oil on Canvas
    62 x 40 in | 158 x 102 cm

  • David Shepherd Thanksgiving.+Original+Oil.+38X58 (1)

    Thanksgiving

    Oil on Canvas
    38 x 58 in | 97 x 147 cm

  • Contemporary Canadian Painter David Shepherd Rising Original Oil.28X50

    Rising

    Oil on Canvas
    28 x 50 in | 71 x 127 cm

  • David Shepherd- Glow- Original Oil-24.5x20.5

    Glow

    Oil on Canvas
    24.5 x 20.5 in | 62 x 52 cm

  • Barcelona Original Oil Painting 24x28 David Shepherd

    Barcelona

    Oil on Canvas
    24 x 28 in | 61 x 71 cm

  • David Shepherd-A Taste Of Fluff-Original Oil -18x46

    A Taste of Fluff

    Oil on Canvas
    18 x 46 in | 46 x 117 cm

  • David Shepherd-Whisper-Original Oil -12.5x26

    Whisper

    Oil on Canvas
    12.5 x 26 in | 32 x 66 cm

  • David Shepherd Infused Oil Painting 22X54

    Infused

    Oil on Canvas
    22 x 54 in | 56 x 137 cm

  • Contemporary Canadian Painter David Shepherd Rolling Oil.12X18

    Rolling

    Oil on Canvas
    12 x 18 in | 20 x 46 cm

  • David Shepherd-Cockpit Island-Original Oil Painting-16x24

    Cockpit Island

    Oil on Canvas
    16 x 24 in | 41 x 61 cm

  • David Shepherd-Beach Town-Original Oil Painting-22x38

    Beach Town

    Oil on Canvas
    22 x 38 in | 56 x 97 cm

  • Contemporary Canadian Painter David Shepherd Sunset Landscape Oil 12X18

    Sunset Landscape

    Oil on Canvas
    12 x 18 in | 30 x 46 cm

  • Contemporary Canadian Painter David Shephard Regal Oil 8x14

    Regal

    Oil on Canvas
    8 x 14 in | 20 x 36 cm

  • David Shepherd-Tao-Original Oil Painting-21x25

    Tao

    Oil on Canvas
    21 x 25 in | 54 x 64 cm

  • David Shepherd-Serenity- Original Oil Painting -18x12

    Serenity

    Oil on Canvas
    18 x 12 in | 46 x 30 cm

  • David Shepherd Conquer Original Oil on Canvas 30x46

    Conquer-SOLD

    Original Oil
    30 X 46

  • Tuscan Landscape-SOLD

    Original Oil on Canvas
    24×30

  • Contemporary Canadian Painter David Shephard Blue Catch 12.5x14.5

    Blue Catch

    Oil on Canvas
    12.5 x 14.5 in | 32 x 37 cm