Kirk Sutherland

I feel my creative process bridges, and somewhat amalgamates both intuitive, and conscience realities. My paintings do not imitate life, but perhaps harness the energy and the essence of life.

In life we are conscience of present realities, yet travel forward with no actual conception of what to expect. My art making process seems to find itself in the same unpredictable reality. For I surrender a degree of control, yet I feel profoundly that my work does not fall into what could be defined as random or chance.

I feel the process is equally as important as the finished piece. It is a spiritual experience. I find myself channeling to a higher energy or light, in which the medium, the action, and the paintbrush in a sense are an umbilical between the soul, the essence and that of the material world.


Kirk Sutherland is a Toronto-based Canadian artist. He has exhibited his work under the representation of many art galleries internationally over the last 30 years. Many of his pieces are included in both private and corporate collections globally.

Sutherland graduated with high honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in 1991, majoring in Contemporary Art and Drawing and Painting from the Faculty of Experiential Arts.

Kirk Sutherland is a renowned colourist who was born with synesthesia. This blending of senses very much enhances his perception of colour and his overall creative process. Kirk Sutherland is also known for working with the Hollywood Film Industry, creating and designing public art in urban environments and working with the music industry creating album cover designs.






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