David Shepherd CBE FRSA (Born 1931)
David studied art under professional artist, Robin Goodwin, with early commissions for the RAF taking him to Aden in 1960, and on to Kenya. This trip changed his life. He was asked to paint his first wildlife subject and at the same time, he became a conservationist overnight when he witnessed 255 zebra dead around a waterhole poisoned by poachers.
Since then, David has enjoyed successful one-man shows around the world and has won many awards. He has been the subject of several TV programmes and published five books and over 200 limited edition prints. David still lives at a frenetic pace, continuing to donate paintings to wildlife through his Foundation, to pay back “my enormous debt of gratitude to the animals I paint”.