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On Shed
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Over the Forth
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Black Five Country
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Giants at Rest
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Willesden Sheds
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Guildford Steam Sheds
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Zambezi Sawmills Railway
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On a SubNigel Mine in the Transvaal
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Heavy Freight
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Scotsman '34
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Cornwater Fine Art specialises in David Shepherd's paintings and limited edition prints.
30 years experience and a collection of hundreds of signed, limited edition prints by David Shepherd.

Studio open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week! Viewing by appointment.
phone England 01623 799 309 or 07974 371 255

Visit the studio in Nottinghamshire, or arrange a private viewing of prints or original paintings in your home.

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Aboard the Train

David Shepherd started his painting career at school in Stowe, and persevered whilst trying to become a game warden in Africa.
It was not until he was taken on as an apprentice by a highly regarded professional artist, Robin Goodwin, that he was able to
concentrate fully on his work and begin to develop what was to become his unique style.
Most of David's work is painted in oil on canvas, apart from drawings and sketches of course. He prefers this medium to achieve
the rich depth of colour that is always present in his pictures.
David Shepherd has now become world famous for his art, and his paintings, regarded as some of the finest wildlife paintings in the world
can change hands for staggering amounts of money. His history throughout the art world and the many awards he has received has meant that
his paintings are now seen as one of the best financial investments available.

David Shepherd, CBE, FRSA, FRGS, OBE.

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David Shepherd (left) and his wife Avril receiving 15F 3052 Train named 'Avril' in 1991

Known internationally as one of the world's leading wildlife artists, and also a passionate conservationist and he freely admits that he owes much success to the animals he paints. Prolific in output as a painter with a brimful of stories and anecdotes, he is an extrovert who enjoys talking, and enjoys being known as a natural promoter and an ardent ambassador for conservation; it's the way he is.

Explaining that he became an artist in childhood because he couldn't do anything else. "My life was a total disaster until I was 20 years old. My one and only ambition was to be a gamewarden, so when I'd finished my education, I went rushing out to Kenya with the incredibly arrogant idea that I was God's gift to the National Parks. It was a disaster. I knocked on the door of the Head Gamewarden in Nairobi and said, 'I'm here, can I be a game warden?' I was told I wasn't wanted. My life was in ruins; that was the end of my career in three seconds flat." "Up to that point, my only interest in art had been as an escape from the rugger field. The game was compulsory at school and I was terrified of it. I couldn't see any fun in being buried under heaps of bodies in the mud and having my face kicked in. I fled into the art department where it was more comfortable and painted the most unspeakably awful painting of birds."

Deflated and homesick, he took a job as a receptionist in a hotel on the Kenya coast; the salary was one pound a week. "So there I was at Malindi on the Kenya Coast in this hotel. I painted some more bird paintings on plasterboard, and I sold seven of them for £10 each to the culture-starved inhabitants of the town and paid my passage home to England on a Union Castle steamer." Arriving home, penniless, he had two choices,Mr Shepherd decided he could either become an artist or a bus driver. Since he suspected that most artists starved in garrets, life as a bus driver seemed the safer bet.

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'The Man who loves giants.'
In 1976, his autobiography, 'The Man Who Loves Giants', was published and rapidly became a best seller.
He revised and updated it in 1989. 'A Brush with Steam' was published in 1984 and in October 1985,
The Man and His Paintings' was published, which, for the first time, brought together in a single volume a fully representative selection of his work. In 1992, 'An Artist in Conservation' was published,
which is a stunning collection of the best of his wildlife art with over 90 colour plates.

In October, 1995 , 'My Painting Life' and 'Only One World' were published and in 2004 his latest book, 'Painting with David Shepherd, His Unique Studio Secrets Revealed' was published.

TV Documentaries

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'A Brush With Steam'
In 1972 the BBC produced his life story 'The Man Who Loves Giants', a 50-minute documentary film, narrated by his friend, the late James Stewart, and which has been shown all over the world.

Other documentaries for television have also been made, including 'Last Train to Mulobezi'; this film tells the epic story of the rescue from the Zambezi Sawmills Railway
in Zambia of an ancient locomotive and railway coach and their 12,000 mile journey back to Britain.
These were presented as a gift by His Excellency, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, the then President of Zambia, after raising funds with other artists, (through an auction of seven paintings in the USA).
This enabled him to buy a helicopter, which he presented to the Government of Zambia for anti-poaching work.

In 1988 he made the series 'In Search of Wildlife' with Thames TV; a series of six half-hour films, featuring endangered mammals throughout the world.
These have subsequently been shown in the United States of America on the Public Broadcasting Channel.
Also in 1990 he made the first programme in the annual series of 'Naturewatch' with Julian Pettifer; and has been the 'target' for 'This is Your Life'.

Awards

1971
Honorary Degree in Fine Arts by the Pratt Institute in New York.
1973
The Order of the Golden Ark by HRH The Prince of The Netherlands for his services to conservation.
1979
Member of Honour of the World Wide Fund for Nature
The Order of the British Empire for his services to wildlife conservation.
1986
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
1988
President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia awarded him with the Order of Distinguished Service.
He was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Honorary Doctorate of Science of Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire) in 1990.
1996
Officer (Brother) of the Order of St. John.
2004
Granted the Freedom of the City of London.
2008
Awarded a C.B.E. for services to charity and wildlife
David today
"An artist who seems to stride across continents". In today's scheme of things, he is a larger-than-life figure
who is regarded by many people as being the world's leading wildlife painter. His signed, limited edition prints can be seen in many homes
throughout the world and he lives life at a dizzying pace, enjoying it to the fullest.

"I want to live to be 150. It will take that long to do everything I want to do. Unlike some people who perhaps lead a humdrum existence,
I run almost everywhere I go because I am so anxious to get on with the joy of what I am doing next."

Mr Shepherd celebrated his 70th birthday on 25th April 2001 with a fundraising dinner at the Natural History Museum
which made over £100,000 for wildlife projects.
His 80th birthday in 2011 is to be held at the same venue, and will be an exciting and fascinating evening with many celebrities
hopefully achieving record amounts for the protection of endangered animals and world conservation.

David Shepherd lives with his wife Avril in Sussex. His four daughters all share his passion for conservation and are involved
in the work of various wildlife projects throughout the world.

If you would like to visit the studio in Nottinghamshire, (Saturdays and Sundays are fine too) Please call 01623 799 309
We have a collection of over 500 David Shepherd signed limited edition prints and original paintings for sale.
The fine watercolours that can be seen here are the result of many years of work by the acclaimed artist Sir William Russell Flint.
A viewing can also be arranged at your home.

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Signed, limited edition, prints and original paintings, drawings for sale.

We specialise in David Shepherd paintings and limited edition prints.

30 years experience and a collection of hundreds of David Shepherd signed, limited edition prints

Studio open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Viewing by appointment
administrator@davidshepherd.com phone England 01623 799 309 or mobile 07974 371 255 Visa All major credit/debit cards
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The demand for his work has now reached record highs, and due to the relatively few signed limited edition prints available,
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We stock hundreds of this artist's signed limited edition prints and always a fine selection of his original watercolour paintings. One of the country's most celebrated watercolourists, Sir William Russell Flint has produced a prolific collection of work throughout his life,
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Throughout his life Sir William Russell Flint has spent many years painting beautiful watercolour images of scenes in France,
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