1994-2000

"Asylum (The Refugee)"

"Asylum (The Refugee)", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 10 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
10 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Highland, Indiana

, art, painting, boats, rowboats, row, oars, lightning, rain, storms, water, seascapes, ripples

"The Curator’s Choice"

"The Curator's Choice", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 7 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
7 x 9 in.
Private Collection: Dexter, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, man, river, building, night, shore, water, figure, solitary, solitude, alone

"The Garden"

"The Garden", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 16 x 13 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 13 in.
Private Collection: Unknown Collector

, art, painting, islands, apples, tree, mist, fog, water, lake, clouds

"Glimpse"

"Glimpse", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 2 9/16 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
2 9/16 x 7 in.
Private Collection: Gobles, Michigan

, art, painting, woman, portrait, eyes, head, face

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)"

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas
32 x 48 in.
Corporate Collection: Pfizer

award, art, painting, canoes, boats, wheat, field, storms, rain, lightning, telescope, landscape, figures, man, standing

Pharmacia Corporation Purchase Award, 2000, Michigan Artist’s Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek;
Battle Creek, Michigan

"Heartland (Prospecting for Gold)" (detail), 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"Homestead"

"Homestead", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 7/16 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
9 7/16 x 8 3/8 in.
Private Collection: Wilmette, Illinois

, art, painting, houses, landscape, trees, birds, hawk, clouds, ruins, abandoned, empty, field

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

– St. Francis of Assisi

"Into the Gloaming"

"Into the Gloaming", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 8 x 10 in. by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
8 x 10 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

, art, painting, boats, rowboat, row, robed, death, mist, fog, water, shore, landscapes, afterlife

"The Lost"

"The Lost", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 3 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 3 3/4 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois
, art, painting, bird, skull, still life

"On the Walk Home"

"On the Walk Home", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 10 x 13 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
10 x 13 in.
Collection of the Artist

award, art, painting, landscape, man, tornado, walking, path, field, hills, storms, solitary, alone, solitude

1st Place Award, 2001, Regional Fine Arts Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts; Three Rivers, Michigan

"The Parting"

"The Parting", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 10 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
10 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois

, art, painting, landscape, water, sea, lake, mist, fog, sunset

"Remnant"

"Remnant", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Private Collection: Hinsdale, Illinois

, art, painting, feathers, still life

"The Retreat"

"The Retreat", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 6 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
6 x 10 in.
Private Collection: Grand Rapids, Michigan

, art, painting, boats, islands, rowboat, mist, fog, water, seascape, solitary, solitude, alone

Companion painting to “The Return“, 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 x 10 in., which is in the public collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"The Return"

"The Return", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
7 x 10 in.
Collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

art, painting, boats, rowboat, rain, storm, dock, shore, beach, woman, figures, water, island, museum, collection

Companion painting to “The Retreat“, 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 x 10 in., Private Collection: Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“It is the secret sympathy,
The silver link, the silken tie,
Which heart to heart and mind to mind,
In body and in soul can bind.”
-The Lay of the Last MinstrelSir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

"The Return" (detail 1), 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

"The Return" (detail 2), 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"Stone Lion"

"Stone Lion", 2000, Graphite on Paper, 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Graphite on Paper
7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.

, art, drawing, statue, still life, rock, pedestal

"Tuesday (May 13, 1980)"

"Tuesday (May 13, 1980)", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas, 12 x 20 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 20 in.

, art, painting, tornado, tornadoes, houses, storm, landscape, sky, field

"Waiting for the Tide"

"Waiting for the Tide", 2000, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 12 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
12 x 10 in.
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

, art, painting, sea, shore, figure, cloaked, robed, night, clouds, water, solitary, solitude, alone

"The Cathedral"

"The Cathedral", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 6 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
6 x 7 in.
Private Collection: Boston, Massachusetts

, art, painting, church, building, river, shore, landscape, hills, water, shore, clouds

We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.

– Kahlil Gibran

"Falling Star"

"Falling Star", 1999, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Hardboard
12 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Douglas, Michigan

, art, painting, house, meteor, night, sky, stars, burning

"A House on the Water"

"A House on the Water", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 7 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
7 x 9 in.
Private Collection: Glenn, Michigan

, art, painting, house, dusk, twilight, dawn, sea, lake

"Morning Still"

"Morning Still", 1999, Acrylics on Hardboard, 2 1/2 x 10 1/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Hardboard
2 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.
Private Collection: Grand Rapids, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, river, hills, dawn, sunrise, mist, fog, shore, water

"Moving Day"

"Moving Day", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas, 30 x 42 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 42 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois

, art, painting, houses, flying, tornadoes, storms, landscape

"Night Falls Sooner in the Forest"

"Night Falls Sooner in the Forest", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 6 7/8 x 5 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
6 7/8 x 5 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

, art, painting, night, forest, path, figure, solitary, solitude, alone, dusk, twilight

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