2001-2007

"Flow"

"Flow", 2006, Acrylics on Canvas, 20 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2006
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 in.

; award, art, painting, waterfalls, stone, building, water, mist

Martin Maddox Prize for Imaginative Realist Painting, 2006, Kalamazoo Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Falling"

"Falling", 2005, Acrylics on Canvas, 10 x 8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 8 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

art, painting, leaf, fall, autumn, leaves, spider, still life, clouds, sky, seasons, cycle of life, mortality

"A Late Winter’s Night"

"A Late Winter's Night", 2005, Acrylics on Canvas Framed in Shadow Box with Twig Segment, 8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. overall, by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Canvas Framed in Shadow Box with Twig Segment
8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in. overall

; art, painting, night, winter, snow, moon, lone, solitary, figure

(detail of painting)
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 4 in.

"A Late Winter's Night" (detail), 2005, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"Someday"

"Someday", 2005, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 15/16 x 5 15/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 15/16 x 5 15/16 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, water, dusk, twilight

"Verge"

"Verge", 2005, Acrylics on Panel, 5 7/8 x 14 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Panel
5 7/8 x 14 in.

, art, painting, mist, fog, trees, monk, robed, solitary, solitude

"Private Isle"

"Private Isle", 2004, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 x 3 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2004
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 x 3 in.
Private Collection: Unknown Collector

, art, painting, islands, water, ring, trees, landscape

"Relocation"

"Relocation", 2004, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2004
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

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

"Room to Breathe"

"Room to Breathe", 2004, Acrylics on Canvas, 5 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2004
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 in.

, art, painting, clouds, islands, water, seascapes, solitary figure, solitude, alone

"Stone and Sea"

"Stone and Sea", 2003, Acrylics on Hardboard, 6 x 4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2003
Acrylic on Hardboard
6 x 4 in.
Private Collection: South Bend, Indiana

, art, painting, stone, rock, sea, water, floating, hovering, seascapes

"Conspirators"

"Conspirators", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
9 x 10 in.

, art, painting, monks, robed figures, beach, shore, water, fire, night

"In Transition"

"In Transition", 2001-2002, Acrylics on Paper Mounted on Hardboard, 12 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001 – 2002
Acrylic on Paper Mounted on Hardboard
12 x 9 in.

art, painting, portrait, man, old, head, beard, mortality, death, ageing

"A Natural Selection"

"A Natural Selection", 2002, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 11 in.
Collection of the Artist

art, painting, apples, insects, dragonfly, ladybugs, bees, branch, sky, clouds, still life, genetics, man’s impact on nature

"A Natural Selection", detail 1, by David Jay Spyker

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"A Natural Selection", detail 2, by David Jay Spyker

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"Three Islands"

"Three Islands", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 3 11/16 x 13 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
3 11/16 x 13 in.
Private Collection: Gobles, Michigan

, art, painting, islands, solitary figures, solitude, alone, trees, boats, rowboats, water

"The Voyage"

"The Voyage", 2002, Acrylics on Hardboard, 7 1/2 x 10 in., David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Hardboard
7 1/2 x 10 in.
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

, art, painting, ships, boats, sails, tallship, rain, storms, seascapes, water, lightning

"Watchers"

"Watchers", 2002, Acrylics on Panel, 5 7/8 x 14 in., David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Panel
5 7/8 x 14 in.

art, painting, winter, snow, storm, monks, robed

"Adrift"

"Adrift", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 24 in.
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

art, painting, houses, water, rain, storms, seascape, mortality, power of nature, man in nature’s thrall

“‘Adrift’, for instance, depicts a house at the mercy of a sea squall, and the building somehow appears more vulnerable to ruin than a human victim might. ‘ A person has the power to swim’, the artist reflects. ‘It’s not usual to see a house floating in the water. You wonder, how’d it get out there? I like to take a structure out of context, to put it where it doesn’t belong.’ This incongruity prompts the viewer to consider what the house might represent: A person? An idea or belief? A community? All life on Earth (think of Noah’s Ark)? Spyker prefers to leave that question open.”

– Julie York Coppens, from “What Dreams May Come”,
a review of the artist’s solo show
at the South Bend Museum of Art, published on Sunday,
December 21, 2003 in the South Bend Tribune

"Adrift" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 24 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"Augury"

"Augury", 2001, Graphite on Paper, 10 x 8 1/2 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Graphite on Paper 10 x 8 1/2 in.
Private Collection: Holland, MI

, art, drawing, men, man, standing, telescope, figure, study, studies

2nd Drawing for the Painting “Heartland: Prospecting for Gold

"The Glass House"

"The Glass House", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.

, art, painting, moon, still life, sky, night, stars

"Jack o’ Lantern"

"Jack o' Lantern, 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 25 x 22 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
25 x 22 in.

art, painting, scary, carved, pumpkins, Halloween, candles, still life, jack-o-lantern

"On Becoming Insubstantial"

"On Becoming Insubstantial", 2001, Charcoal on Textured Paper, 12 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Charcoal on Textured Paper
12 x 9 in.
Private Collection: Holland, MI

, art, drawings, portraits, heads, female

"One Winter Day"

"One Winter Day", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 9 3/8 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
9 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.
Private Collection: Perrysburg, Ohio

, art, painting, winter, snow, woman, landscapes, figure, solitary, alone, solitude

"Processional"

"Processional", 2001, Acrylics on Panel, 12 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Portland, Maine

, art, painting, winter, snow, monks, single-file, walking, robed, figures, landscape

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