Arctic Foxes

David Shepherd

david shepherd arctic foxes print
'Arctic Foxes'
Signed Limited Edition
Date of publication 1992
Image Size:- 8.75" x 14"
In stock:- Price £98 (carriage at cost)

The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. It is well adapted to living in cold environments, and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage.

Biography of wildlife artist, David Shepherd, CBE, FRSA, FRGS, OBE.
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's published work

In the early 1960s the first print was published of David's work 'Wise Old Elephant'. This was a bold move at the time, as until then wildlife prints had been relatively sparce. Disributed by Boots, his first print, which was purely decorative and sold as a poster print, sold more prints than any other print worldwide. Providing the recognition necessary for a successful career, David Shepherd's name soon became synonymous with wildlife art. Within several years a number of his paintings had been published as poster prints and sold 'en masse' throughout the world.
Collectible prints were published as limited editions which were signed and numbered by David Shepherd.

Due to the strictly limited number of prints issued of any particular title and the demand for his work; these limited edition prints became highly collectable. Not only would a signed limited edition sell out completely on the day of publication, but there would often be a waiting list as long as the entire edition should any come back to the publishers as available.
In the case of 'Burning Bright' the publishers raised the edition to 2,000 copies which is a large limited edition by any standards. The entire edition sold out within hours, and there were another 2,500 orders left unfulfilled.
Limited editions signed by the David Shepherd became an excellent investment; on publication demand always far outreached supply, so a strong secondary market was created which saw some titles escalate enormously in price.

For collectors wishing to spend several hundred pounds, as opposed to tens of thousands for an original painting, with the added bonus that the value of the limited edition print would increase, this became an excellent option, and as there were no more signed limited edition prints produced of a particular painting, these prints increased greatly in value as the demand for David's work increased. The publishers produced a secondary price list of work that they had sold throughout the years, and the prices that limited edition prints had been sold for on the secondary market. The list is very impressive, perhaps more useful as an insurance guide than a strict selling price, but nevertheless very sucessful.

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There are also a number of signed limited edition prints of paintings from Britanny, The Loire, Ardeche, Provence.
We have for sale several original paintings from the south west France, near to the beautiful towns of Brantome and Perigueux and also Languedoc
His work has now become regarded as some of the finest watercolour paintings in the world.
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