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.
1aaaaaa1b low res Y2T8122 
 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
1aaaaaa1 lowres v1 Y2T8191 
 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.
1aaaaaa4 lowres Y2T7984 
 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.
1aaaaa lowres Y2T7957 
 Thinking woman VI, oil on canvas, work in progress. 40 x 30 inches approx. Original not for sale. Prints available.
1aaaaa lowres Y2T8102 
 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.
1aaaa lowres Y2T7468 
 Study, West Dean, Colour and Liquid Form. Oil washes on tracing paper. 22 x 31 inches. Floated in box frame with perspex back.
1aaaa lowres Y2T7519 
 The Walled Garden. Oil on gesso prepared board 740 x 490 mm approx.

Refers to Botticelli and the 12th C. Novogrod icon; Angel of the Golden Locks.
1 400px Y2T7223 
 SOLD...prints available. Blues with Yellow. Oils on unprepared wallpaper lining paper. 
 Keywords: yellows blues reds purples square shaped blocked illustratiion
1 400px Y2T7244 
 A Russian Affair or Most Muscovites Drink Wine. Oil on Linen 30 x 24 inches. Acknowledging: Christopher Baker, workshop West Dean.
1 400px Y2T7264 
 Study for a Russian Affair, Glass with red toned flowers. Oil on linen. 18 x 14 inches.
1 400 px Y2T7348 
 Irish, the orange and the green. Study for a Russian Affair 3. Bottle on red orange toned background. 18 x 14 inches. Acknowledging: Christopher Baker, workshop, West Dean.
1 400 px Y2T7353 
 Study for a Russian Affair 1. Glass with pink toned flowers. Oil on canvas. 18 x 14 inches.
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 Loneliness of the long distance sailor. Oil on canvas, copper tacked to watercolour stained and boat varnished ply. 39 x 55 inches. 
 Keywords: siren mermaid mythology sea ocean fine art
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 I Love America, an exercise in polishing, pigmenting and gold leafing. Traditional Gesso prepared board, gold leave, pigments in WRM.
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 Criterion One. Egg tempera and iron gall ink on canvas. 12" x 12".
1 6ins Y2T7148 
 Searching for Arethusa. Dry pigment on traditional gesso prepared board finished with beeswax. 12" x 14" est.
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 WD21. Oil on canvas. 40" x 30" est.
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 ZZZzzz. Oil on reclaimed unstretched canvas. 
 Keywords: red purple blue green moon night asleep xmas illustration
400px Y2T7217 
 Untitled study. Iron Gall Ink and Charcoal onto acrylic primed wall lining paper. 
 Keywords: naked woman semi abstract illustration painting drawing
400px Y2T7224 
 Adrift. Photography of printing ink on perspex prior to monoprinting. 
 Keywords: illustration sea ocean boating sunset green flower red pink abstract
400px Y2T7229 
 Untitled. Indian ink on paper. A1 size.
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 SOLD....prints available. Thinking woman. Indian ink, gesso and conte on paper. Thinking woman II, III, IV, etchings still available. Limited edition giclee prints available.
400px Y2T7234 
 Pencil on paper.
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 Untitled. Conte on paper. A2 size.
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 Untitled. Indian ink, gesso and water colour on paper. A1 size.
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 Naked woman stained onto naked canvas. Oil on unsized canvas.
400 px Y2T7266 
 Yellow Rose with mobile phone. Oil and indian ink stained into unsized, unprimed canvas. 40 x 30 inches. Print Version only available.
400 px Y2T7271 
 Untitled study. Gesso, watercolour, indian ink on paper. A1 size.
400 px Y2T7276 
 Untitled study. Oil stick, watercolour, indian ink and charcoal on paper. A1 size.
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 Yellow Rose. Oil on reclaimed linen on board. 16 x 18 inches. 
 Keywords: naked woman semi abstract blues yellows illustration painting drawing
600px Y2T7167 
 Untitled study. Iron Gall ink and charcoal. A1 size.
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 Blue woman on a bed of charcoal. Charcoal and gesso tinted with oil paint on paper. A1 size.
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 Detail: Blue woman on a bed of charcoal. Charcoal and gesso tinted with oil paint on paper.
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 Untitled study. Indian ink, conte and gesso tinted with oil paint on paper.
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 Untitled study. Indian ink and conte on paper.
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 Untitled study. Oil on paper.
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 Untitled study. Oil on gesso on paper.
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 Untitled study. Ink and charcoal on paper. A1 size.
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 Untitled Study II. Oil on gesso on paper. 5 x 7 inches.
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 Untitled study. Oil on paper.
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 Splash 0. Indian ink and oils on water colour paper.
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 Splash III, from a series of drawings and prints. Inspired by Flann OBrien's The Third Policeman; his surreal theories of people having colours, the properties of light and time, mirrors and the relevance of this to contemporary theories of other dimensions. Indian Ink and Watercolour drawing and edition screen prints.
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 Splash II, from a series of drawings and prints. Inspired by Flann OBrien's The Third Policeman; his surreal theories of people having colours, the properties of light and time, mirrors and the relevance of this to contemporary theories of other dimensions. Indian Ink and Watercolour drawing and edition screen prints.
700 pxY2T6434 
 Splash I, from a series of drawings and prints. Inspired by Flann OBrien's The Third Policeman; his surreal theories of people having colours, the properties of light and time, mirrors and the relevance of this to contemporary theories of other dimensions. Indian Ink and Watercolour drawing and edition screen prints.
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 Pre-aesthetic. View of the Downs from the front of West Dean House. Oil on canvas board 18 x 14 inches.
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 Pre-aesthetic. Lilly Pond at West Dean. Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches.
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 Sea Cadet training tall ship TS Royalist. Free download via Flickr; for personal, non commercial use only.
south downs1aWY2T5365 
 Pre-aesthetic. South Downs at West Dean. Oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches.
walled garden1a WY2T5366 
 Pre-aesthetic. Walled Garden at West Dean. Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches.
WY2T5417 
 Pre-aesthetic. Water Garden at West Dean House. 24 x 20 inches oil on canvas.
WY2T5430 
 Pre-aesthetic. South Downs from Cissbury Ring. Oil on linen 21.5 x 18 inches.
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 Pre-aesthetic. Orchid. Watercolur and acrylic on paper.
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 Pre-aesthetic. Study number 3 inspired by Marilyn Monroe 7 Year Itch. With kind permission of Pictorial Press. Indian ink and watercolour on paper.
z3 WY2T5804 
 Pre-aesthetic. Study number 2 inspired by Marilyn Monroe 7 Year Itch. With kind permission of Pictorial Press. Indian ink and watercolour on paper.
z3 WY2T5806 
 Pre-aesthetic. Study number 1 inspired by Marilyn Monroe 7 Year Itch. With kind permission of Pictorial Press. Indian ink and watercolour on paper.
Y2T6579 1 
 Pre-aesthetic. The beach. Oil on Linen.

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