David Shepherd

David Shepherd

 

Known as possibly the world's finest wildlife artist. David Shepherd has worked for many years as an artist across the world, His role as a conservationist is passionately upheld, and he has always felt that he had a obligation to help conserve the world and the animals that we live amongst.
During his lifetime, David Shepherd has painted and drawn hundreds, if not thousands of images, and loves to talk to people of the many experiences he has had whilst travelling and painting throughout the world, often speaking at charity dinners and other prestigeous social events. His personality is beautifully suited to this cause, as his easy going and straight forward approach comes across well to express the love of art and his feelings for the ever decreasing wildlife in the world. As a young man, luck often deals its hand, and this was no exception, he wasn't particularly keen about other college activities.

David Shepherd is often heard explaining that during his ealier years his life was anything but successful, his main ambition was to be an African game warden. When his studying was done, David Shepherd left England with the hope of a life within the national parks of Africa. Sadly, these hopes were to fall at the first hurdle, and he was informed by the head game warden that there were no vacancies, his dreams were ruined. Throughout school days, his foremost curiosity in art had been as a substitute for the compulsary games of rugby which left him with a fear of dread.

Unable to understand what would possibly possess people to roll around a muddy rugby pitch and endure terrible injury, he took refuge in the college artwork studios where he produced a n awful picture of some birds, which he often brings along with him to this present day when public speaking.

After his dissappointment at not been given the chance to be part of Kenya's game warden neighborhood, he was able to find a job in a neighborhood resort on the coast working within the reception for one pound per week. He painted some images of birds, and luckily sold a few, to save enough money to return home on the only suitable form of transport at that time, a steam ship.

On arrival in England there appeared to be two choices for his career. 1) He could possibly become an artist, or more likely, 2) he could be a bus driver. Careful decision seemed to make the bus driving by far the less risky choice, as everyone knew that most artists had little money and even less prospects. It was at this time David Shepherd's father helped him, by encouraging him to seek some formal training for his artistic leanings.

David Shepherd went for an interview to Slade school of fine art in London with his bird picture, and was promptly told that he had little artistic ability and that any lessons would be of little use. The bus driver idea was staring to look like the other option, then by shere chance, he met the highly skilled marine artist, Robin Goodwin. Unfortunately, Robin did not take on apprentices, but somehow David Shepherd managed to become an exception to the rule, and he agreed to see some of David's work. Within twenty four hours, he arrived at Robin Goodwin's home in Chelsea with his 'bird' painting, and to his absolute delight Robin Goodwin agreed to teach him. It is due to the teachings of this artist that David was able to show his true talent, and has at all times a feeling of deep gratitude for the help he was given by from Robin Goodwin.

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The Sentinel
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