The Salt Spring
National Art Prize


— About the Artist

David Gluck
Duncan, BC

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, David Gluck currently resides in Duncan, BC, Canada, with his wife Katherine Stone, where he works as a full-time painter and tattoo artist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Penn State University in 2006, following which he immigrated to Canada to continue his career as an artist. David currently divides his time between fine art oil painting and tattooing at Black Label Tattoos in Duncan. David is the recipient of the esteemed Bouguereau Award from the ARC, a distinguished member of ACOPAL, and a multi-award-winning artist in the Portrait Society of America.

— The winning piece

Still Water

Oil on panel, framed

24" x 20"

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Artwork Statement

The most variable and endless source of inspiration is nature itself, and so I take as much as I can from disciplined observation of reality; but I also infuse my own impressions and interpretations of that reality, resulting in a personal and intimate work of art. This stylization of reality using human sensibilities of balance and rhythm, colour and tone, mass, and line is what connects my work to the tradition of classical western art.
This particular piece depicts a young woman sitting quietly and confidently while an encroaching storm is building in the distance.