I like to experiment using different mediums and styles
Bird painting has been by main Wildlife subject for over 40 years although I do paint a wide variety of natural history subjects and incorporate landscapes and other subjects within my paintings.
Along side of my more traditional painting I am exploring the simplicity of line and tone.
I have a studio and gallery in the historic town of Helston but try to get out in to the field as much as possible. Its important to know your subject as much as possible in all kinds of conditions not only does it inspire it is crucial for portraying any subject.
I started with acrylic and enjoy working with this versatile medium
Although the first painting as a 5 yr old I ever did was in oils I have only recently restarted using them
These are 6 inch square acrylics painted before they dry lots of subjects.
Published illustrations for books, magazines, filed guides and others
Raising funds for the world parrot trust to promote Parrot conservation.
Wildlife and travel sketches
Things that don't
fit into a category
Abstract, surreal, stained glass and things that dont fit in elsewhere.
Latest news and events
8th May Flora day in Helston
23rd - 31st May open studios
30th June - 4th July. DSWAY.
David Shepherd foundation Wildlife artist of the year 2015.
Mall galleries London
I am delighted that 3 out of 4 paintings have been selected for this prestigious exhibition and award.
This includes Ascend and descendplus 2 abstract pieces which will be displayed on the web site with a full narrative on the 30th June