Landscapes

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Standing Alone"

"Standing Alone", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
12 x 10 in.

art, painting, landscape, man, solitary, solitude, dead, tree, field, clouds
"Standing Alone" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 10 in., by David Jay Spyker

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“In the woods we return to reason and faith.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Summer Taking Her Leave"

"Summer Taking Her Leave", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 25 x 20 in., David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
25 x 20 in.
Private Collection:
Unknown Collector

art, painting, woman, forest, woods, water, stream, autumn, fall, trees, mist, fog, figures, solitary, solitude, alone, change, changing, seasons

"Summer Taking Her Leave" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker

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"The Tower"

"The Tower", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 1/2 x 7 15/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 1/2 x 7 15/16 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois

, art, painting, ruins, ruined, trees, stormy, dark, sky

"Waiting for the Light"

"Waiting for the Light", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 37 x 48 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 10 in. overall
Private Collection: Saugatuck, Michigan

, art, painting, landscape, sea, woman, figure, beach, rocks, torch, fire, dawn, morning, shore, water, islands, solitary, solitude, alone

Limited edition prints of this painting are available. Contact the artist for details.

"Waiting for the Light" (detail), 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker

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"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"The Place"

"The Place", 1999, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 3/16 x 2 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

, art, painting, sky, night, stars, trees, landscape

"The Stone"

"The Stone", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 9 1/2 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
9 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.

, art, painting, landscape, rock, stone, mist, fog, field

"Until There Is Nothing Left"

"Until There Is Nothing Left", 1999, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 7 x 7 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1999
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
8 x 13 in.

art, painting, desert, wrecking ball

"Building Empires"

"Building Empires", 1998, Acrylics on Canvas, 34 x 40 in., by David Jay Spyker

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“David Jay Spyker’s ‘Building Empires’, which won the second place prize, is a meticulously detailed image rendered with a quasi-Renaisannce style and palette. The viewer looks through a crumbling window, the ledge of which swarms with bugs and fruit. In the distance is a timeless city on the water’s edge, below an oddly menacing sunset. It’s a strong allegorical painting that, unlike straightforward realism, mystifies more than it clarifies.”

– Amy Sult, from an exhibition review published on Sunday, April 4, 1999 in the Kalamazoo Gazette

1998
Acrylic on Canvas
34 x 40 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

award, art, painting, ruins, dusk, twilight, pomegranates, ants, windows, landscape, shore, water, bay, mortality, history, civilization

2nd Place Award, 1999, Regional Fine Arts Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts; Three Rivers, Michigan

4th Place Award, 1999, 20th Michigan Artists’ Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan

 

"Building Empires" (detail), 1998, Acrylics on Canvas, 34 x 40 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"The City"

"The City", 1998, Acrylics on Canvas, 15 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1998
Acrylic on Canvas
15 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

award, art, painting, trees, landscape

Award of Merit, 2000, The Holland Friends of Art 37th Exhibition, Holland Area Arts Council; Holland, Michigan

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