Painting & Drawing
The recurrent theme in Kilfeather's art is the philosophical exploration of ethics, greed, power, ambition, jealousy and apathy. Counterbalanced with narratives of love, optimism and humour. Starkly and dramatically contrasting personal experiences inform the work. These experiences are the main source of inspiration for the expression of doubt and optimism in these paintings. Contact Des for further information and pricing information. Several paintings have Gallery Retail prices attached, contact Des.

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 Click,the triptych. Des Kilfeather: 07795 342662. deskilfeather@hotmail.com
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 Research quantum physics and the collective unconscious. 12 canvasses, oils. Canvasses can be separated and shown in differing combinations or in different locations, moved around on a regular basis. The potential combinations of display run into infinity exploring perceptions of memory, existence, space and time.
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 Tap, tap, tap. Oil on unprimed canvas. 40 x 30 inches.
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 Waiting for the title. 72 x 24 inches. Oil, watercolour, press cuttings, transfer printing, 23.75 carat gold leaf, tarnishing copper leaf on gesso prepared board. 
 Keywords: princewilliam royal katemiddleton wedding rupertmurdoch sun pagethreegirl
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 The Jolly Sailor; obsolesence of the officer class. Oil on canvas. 36 x 36 inches. Inspired by a Des Kilfeather photogaph of Admiral Lord West in 2005. Shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition 2012 and is shown on the NOA12 website.
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 Philanthropic Aestheist. Oil, indian ink, watercolour, on gesso prepared board. Unframed work dimensions 20 x 16 inches.
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 philanthropic aetheist part ii. 20 x 16 inches. indian ink, oil, watercolour, acrylic on gesso prepared board.
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 philanthropic aetheist part iii. 20 x 16 inches. indian ink, oil, watercolour, acrylic on gesso prepared board.
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 philanthropic aetheist part iv. 20 x 16 inches. indian ink, watercolour, oil, acrylic on gesso prepared board.
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 philanthropic aetheist part v. 20 x 16 inches. indian ink, oil, watercolour, acrylic on gesso prepared board.
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 Thinking woman VI, resolution.Oil, 23.75 carat gold leaf and tarnishing copper leaf on canvas. 40 x 30 inches approx. Original not for sale. Prints available.
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 Thinking woman VI, oil on canvas, work in progress. 40 x 30 inches approx. Original not for sale. Prints available.
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 In Love With a Damaged Canvas, Resolution. 36 x 36 inches. Oil, 23.75 carat gold leaf, tarnishing copper leaf on canvas. 
 Keywords: gold leaf copper fine art painting kilfeather dp des
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 In love with a damaged canvas. Oil on linen work in progress 36 x 36 inches. Original not for sale. Prints available.
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 Click. Oil on canvas 60 x 48 inches. 
Working with chromatic and monochromatic greys, a range of reds and a hint of yellow all subdued with greys; Click, oil on canvas, refers to the power of corporations, apathy of their victims and complicity of employees from chief executive down to the humblest customer facing supervisor who propagates lies and deceit.

Whereas Click “refers” to greed, power and abuse of power this is not what Kilfeather’s work is about. Kilfeather is striving to visually identify that single human trait, that which supersedes ethics and overrules every manifestation of God and integrity, convincing the guilty that they are beyond reproach.

The figures in this painting were inspired by the chief executives of the major supermarkets Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose, Sir Terry Leahy, Justin King and Mark Price. Also inspired by "I'm a Secret Lemonade Drinker" written and performed by Ross MacManus with vocals backing by his son Elvis Costello.

Click was winner of the National Open Art Exhibition 2010 Endowment Award.

This painting was also selected by the Atkinson Gallery for inclusion in the National MA and Postgraduate Contemporary Art Show, February/March 2010.
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 Eudaemonism Part III. Forms the first image in Part III of 3 interpretative series of images. 30 x 30 inches framed. Oil and indian ink on giclee on board. 
 Keywords: david cameron anne main alan duncan power politics conservative fine art painting labour labor liberal republican expenses rich list private estate gated community power abuse of power greed ambition outsider
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 Eudaemonism Part III. Forms the second image in Part III of 3 interpretative series of images. 30 x 30 inches framed. Oil and indian ink on giclee on board.
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 Eudaemonism Part III. Forms the third image in Part III of 3 interpretative series of images. 30 x 30 inches framed. Oil and indian ink on giclee on board.
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 SOLD.....prints available. Its Bonkers. Oil, encaustic on tracing paper.
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 Study, West Dean, Colour and Liquid Form. Oil washes on tracing paper. 22 x 31 inches. Floated in box frame with perspex back.

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