Articles profile for David Kitler

Approach to Art

When painting, David has two primary objectives: to bring the "wild" within reach of those who have not had the opportunity to experience it for themselves, and to provide a permanent reminder to those who have.

David has always been intrigued by nature's intricate details. As he likes to point out, "God is an amazing designer. The closer you look, the more there is to see…"  It is this intricacy, combined with the subtleties of mood and environment, that David attempts to capture in his paintings.

Background

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, David's appreciation of nature began in his youth, as he explored the Canadian outdoors.  Once he realized that the whole world was only a plane trip away, David embarked on longer reference gathering trips to places such as Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Brazil, Panama, and Costa Rica, as well as through most of the U.S.A. and Alaska.  In the meantime, David taught himself to draw and paint, experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.

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November 2018 -  David’s work is featured in The Okotokian magazine.  Follow this link (beginning on page 36) to read the article  -  https://www.westernwheel.com/okotoks-western-wheel/print-features/the-okotokian-magazine

October 2018         David’s work is featured in Arabella magazine

                A 20-page article featuring David’s work is published in the 10th Anniversary issue of Arabella magazine –

http://www.arabelladesign.com/magazine_Vol11-I1/David_Kitler/David_Kitler.html

 

August 2018           David’s painting receives another Medal of Excellence during the 2018 “Artists for Conservation” festival”           

                “Cordon Sanitairio”  24” x 42” (Acrylic on Baltic birch)  This award-winning piece depicts some of the species David

                observed during a reference-gathering trip to a protected UNESCO sight in Mexico.  (gull, pelican, iguana, whales

                and shark pup)

 

December 2017      David’s work included in Schiffer Publishing’s book Reptiles & Amphibians (in contemporary art)

                Six of David’s paintings are featured in Schiffer Publishing’s book Reptiles & Amphibians (in contemporary art)

ISBN: 978-0-7643-554-1 - https://www.google.ca/search?tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=rFT8W7rYCaTB7gKy_bWoBQ&q=reptiles+%26+amphibians+in+contemporary+art&oq=reptiles+%26+amphibians+in+contemporary+art&gs_l=img.12...833175.856276..859514...0.0..0.231.5111.2j38j1......2....1..gws-wiz-img.....0..0j35i39j0i67j0i30j0i5i30j0i8i30.0tlc8sqcuto#imgrc=HIFJ-t-_qjch8M:&spf=1543264278333

 

November 2017      David’s painting receives another Medal of Excellence during the 2017 “Artists for Conservation” festival”           

“The Web of Life”  19” x 39” (Acrylic on Baltic Birch).  This award winning conservation minded piece features species from some of the places visited by David throughout the world.

 

June  2017              David's image receives Finalist Mention in Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2016/2017 International Salon Competition

                David’s "Larger Than Life – Barn Owl” painting received a Finalist Mention in the Art Renewal Center

                (ARC) 2016/2017 International Salon Competition

 

March 2017            David’s artwork and techniques featured in International Artist magazine

A 10-page article featuring his work and demonstrating his techniques is featured in this issue of International Artist magazine. https://www.internationalartist.com/issues/num/113

 

September 2016     David’s work featured on cover of Arabella magazine

David’s multi-award winning (4 awards to date) piece is chosen for the cover of the Summer Harvest (Volume 9, Issue 2) issue of Arabella magazine - http://www.arabelladesign.com/PDF/TOC-Summer-Harvest2016.pdf

“Piece Keepers”  25” x 33” (Acrylic on Baltic Birch).  This award winning piece depicts a series of species found from

the floor through to the top of the canopy of the Panamanian rainforest and includes a member of the Embera tribe

David still continues to work with.

 

September 2016     David’s painting receives a “Best-in-Show” award during the 2016 “Artists for Conservation” festival”

                “Piece Keepers”  25” x 33” (Acrylic on Baltic Birch).  This award winning piece depicts a series of species found from

the floor through to the top of the canopy of the Panamanian rainforest and includes a member of the Embera tribe

David still continues to work with.

 

September 2016     David’s painting receives the “Environmental Statement” award during the 2016 “Artists for Conservation” festival”

                “Piece Keepers”  25” x 33” (Acrylic on Baltic Birch).  This award winning piece depicts a series of species found from

the floor through to the top of the canopy of the Panamanian rainforest and includes a member of the Embera tribe

David still continues to work with.

 

September 2016     David’s painting receives another Medal of Excellence during the 2016 “Artists for Conservation” festival”           

                “Piece Keepers”  25” x 33” (Acrylic on Baltic Birch).  This award winning piece depicts a series of species found from

the floor through to the top of the canopy of the Panamanian rainforest and includes a member of the Embera tribe

David still continues to work with.

 

2016                        David’s artwork featured in North Light Book Art Journey Animals

                “Pink Sunset (Flamingo)” – 28 1/8” x 9 1/8”  http://www.davidkitler.com/gallery-originals-Pink-Sunset.htm

                ISBN 13:978-1-4403-4934-8 - https://www.google.ca/search?q=art+journey+animals&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=LtoFmi0OZJpj1M%253A%252CfEB7YD0lqUWSQM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTffjIuI_yJLk2cpzz6jE__i5m69A&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjjtp-n7_LeAhUkHzQIHdm7BU8Q9QEwAnoECAUQBA#imgrc=hVTp9SAG2GKVxM:&spf=1543263416872