A self-taught artist, now London based, I was born in Rutland 1987 with an inherited love for nature and wildlife.
Growing up with parents who ran an injured Birds of Prey hospital from our garden, my brothers and I had a pretty rare and amazing selection of subjects we were able to sketch everyday; with such inspiration from an early age my love of capturing animals on paper was set to last.
It’s hard to pinpoint when my love of Africa in particular first started, having longed to go all my life I finally I had the chance while on holiday at university and have scarcely stopped drawing African animals since. This passion has only further been fuelled by the horrendous plight they face day to day, which is now, along with all other endangered animals across the globe, the focus of all of my exhibitions.
I accept commissions in either pencil or oils for pet portraits and wildlife, so please do get in touch with any queries firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07415 485 288.
‘David Shepherd – Wildlife Artist of the Year 2017’ Competition
28th June – 2nd July 2017 – Mall Galleries, London
6th April – 3rd May – Holt, Norfolk
‘The Beauty in the Beasts’ – Curious Duke Gallery – Solo Wildlife Exhibition
18th – 31st August 2016 – 173 Whitecross Street, Old Street, EC1Y 8JT
‘David Shepherd – Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016’ Competition
28th June – 2nd July 2016 – Mall Galleries, London
Spaces@50 – Solo Wildlife Exhibition
4th May – 2nd June 2016 – 50 Brook Street, Mayfair
Love Brand & Co. – Solo Wildlife Exhibition
23rd November – 20th December 2015 – Chelsea, London
A2Arts – Autumn Pop Up
21st – 22nd November 2015 – Bildeston, Suffolk
Collective Christmas Fair
7th December 2014 – Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road
‘Mkomazi: Against the Odds’ Fund Raising Event
1st December 2014 – Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square
‘Quiddity’ Show – ‘Hubdot & Pepper’ Gallery
24th June 2014 – Fulham, London
‘Africa’ Unilever Day Event – My Beautiful City
29th May 2014 – Pitch Office, Clerkenwell
‘Presence’ – Joint Solo Exhibition, Pop Up
15th May 2014 – Leica Camera Studios, Mayfair
‘Oceana Fundraiser’ – Stitch Project
12th March 2014 – Philips Auction House
13th Feb – 12th March 2014 – Holt, Norfolk