“My paintings are a way for me to explore the wonder of the world around me, everything from exotic wildlife and the intrigue of places and people far from home, to simply the shadows cast across a sunlit street right outside my front door. What fascinates me most is the way light brings a subject to life.”
I was born in Leamington Spa in 1985 and as far back as I can remember I had a real interest in painting and drawing which continued all the way through my school years. After a slight deviation from the world of creativity for a few years, in 2010 I found myself working freelance creating custom artwork for guitars and other musical instruments.
In 2011 I made a move towards fine art painting, studying as an apprentice in a working artist’s studio. Since then I have exhibited work at various venues around the UK.
I spent a year painting as an artist residence in the Arts Trail Gallery, Leamington Spa, where I got over my fear of painting in front of an audience, paving the way for a string of live painting demonstrations for local art societies.
The spring of 2014 saw me move into my own studio space on the edge of the Cotswolds. This is now where I create the majority of my work and I am enjoying painting more than ever before.
David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year '17. Mall Galleries, London. 1 Painting hung - Highly Commended
Warwickshire Open Studios Summer '17. Solo Studio Exhibition.
David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year '16. Mall Galleries, London. 2 Paintings selected and hung
Warwickshire Open Studios, Summer '16. Solo Studio Exhibition.
Stratford-On-Avon Art Fair. Joint exhibition. Spring 2016
Warwickshire Open Studios. Solo Studio Exhibition. Summer 2015