Gary J. Kirkpatrick Expressionistic Figurative Art


Music related work

Live at Sala Russafa- pen and ink drawings

This is the year-end performance of the Valencia campus of the Berklee School of Music in pen and ink. Dec 12-14, 2017.           Not at the Sala Russafa, this is a drawing from a music video. … Continue Reading →

Band at El Carmen | painting of band in monastery

Band at El Carmen, 12th century monastery in Valencia. They performed during an event I attended. These monasteries were once brightly painted, but not like this!  I have the freedom to decorate the Gothic arches as I please, and I… Continue Reading →

Horns and Contrabass at Palau de la Musica II | music paintings

This is another in my Palau de la Musica series.  These start life as small pen and ink drawings (often available for purchase as well) that I do in the audience using both hands.  Then I work up a painting… Continue Reading →

Pen and ink miniatures from concerts at the Bancaja Foundation

These were done in the darkened audience at the Bancaja Foundation, March/April 2017.  All are miniatures.      

The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin, Bancaja, Valencia, Spain February 2017 | The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin, Bancaja Concert

Three miniature pen and ink drawings done at the Bancaja concert,  The Fifth Beatle – Homage to George Martin         

Dancing Couples (pen and ink miniatures) | dance pen and ink drawing

Two miniatures cover the theme of dancing couples.  The second is based on Rustemul, a dance my wife and I did for a fair she helped organize in Panama.  We served there as Peace Corps volunteers.  $50 each or prints… Continue Reading →

Bass Violin Player | Bass Violin Player painting

Bass Violin Player   Continuing the exploration of music related themes, here I add the movement of the arm and the swing of the leg to contrast with the movement in the background. This is acrylics on paper. The curvaceous… Continue Reading →

Five Players

The music series continues.  Five semi-realistic female figures will pale to blue-white skin perform.  Four instruments are visible.  One stairs straight ahead, eyes misaligned,another has eyes that are mere slits, two are in profile, three straight on, one wears what… Continue Reading →

Xylophone Player at the Palau

Xylophone Player at the Palau Xylophone player at the Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain.  Fun house floor suggests a departure from every day reality, meeting with the muse, traveling to the realm of creativity.   Comments from my Facebook… Continue Reading →

Bass Fiddles and Muses | Palau de la Musica

Part of the Palau de la Music Series.  Muses prepare the stage and the instruments for the performance so musicians step into the realm of creativity.    

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