Figures in the Landscape

"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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"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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"Summer Taking Her Leave, Pre-Study"

"Summer Taking Her Leave, Study Drawings", 2001, Graphite on Paper, 14 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Graphite on Paper
14 x 11 in.

Study drawings for “Summer Taking Her Leave” – a page from one of the artist’s bound sketchbooks.

art, drawing, figure, forest, autumn

"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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"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

"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 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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"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

"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

"The Cycle"

"The Cycle", 1996, Acrylics on Egg Shell, Image c. 2 x 1/2 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1996
Acrylic on Egg Shell
Image c. 2 x 1/2 in. in.
Collection of the Artist

, art, painting, egg, life, old, age, landscape, man, walking, cane, mortality, death, cycle of life

"The Enigma of Space"

"The Enigma of Space", 1996, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 50 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1996
Acrylic on Canvas
32 x 50 in.

award, art, painting, surreal, ruins, columns, woman, landscape, sky, night

Best of Show, 1998, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, Michigan

“The purpose of art is mystery.”– René Magritte

"The Enigma of Space" (detail), 1996, Acrylics on Canvas, 32 x 50 in., by David Jay Spyker

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"She Knew It Long Ago (detail)"

"She Knew It Long Ago" (detail), 1995, Acrylics on Canvas, by David Jay Spyker

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1995
Acrylic on Canvas
Full Painting Measures 35 x 35 in.
Private Collection: Portage, Michigan

, art, painting, megaliths, stones, rocks, woman, sunset, solitude, solitary, alone

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