David Shepherd


David Shepherd, one of the country´s most renowned living artists, has given the Bomber Command memorial appeal a huge boost
by donating a painting which has raised thousands of pounds through a nationwide raffle.

david shepherd snow leopard
Artist David Shepherd with his painting of Elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Elephants at Amboseli was raffled in aid of the appeal.
The newly-completed work, titled Elephants at Amboseli, represented a unique chance for one lucky winner to own an original work by a man who has brought pleasure to millions with his paintings of wildlife, aircraft and locomotives.

david shepherd elephants at Amboseli original

Tickets for the raffle went to the £2m Forgotten Heroes appeal for a long-overdue national memorial to the 55,000 aircrew
who died serving with Bomber Command during the Second World War.

Fight to save WW2 bomber base for the nation,
Mr Shepherd, who was made a CBE in 2008 for his services to charity and wildlife conservation, exhibited a rare exhibition of 50 of his paintings, at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, headquarters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, to raise more funds for the appeal. The appeal total currently stands at £1.1million,

Mr Shepherd said: ¨I´m delighted to be able to help the appeal because I owe so much to the RAF. They commissioned my very first painting of wildlife in 1960 and if it wasn´t for them, I might never have turned my hand to painting animals.¨

¨At the time I was known for painting aircraft and did a lot of work for the RAF, and they flew me to Nairobi, where the staff had clubbed together for a painting to hang in the mess. They said they didn´t want a picture of an aircraft, because they looked at aircraft all day long, and so I painted a rhinoceros chasing a Twin Pioneer aeroplane.¨ ¨A picture of it appeared in the local papers and people started clamouring for others, so that´s when my wildlife painting began.¨

Mr Shepherd, 77, offered to help the Forgotten Heroes appeal during a visit to RAF Coningsby last year, and after being asked if he might consider putting on an exhibition, generously offered to paint a new picture which could be raffled.

He said: ¨I feel very strongly about the campaign to build a memorial. I´m ashamed that in this country we don´t recognise heroes like these brave airmen, and it´s high time we did something about it.¨

As well as the original painting, which depicts elephants in front of a snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Mr Shepherd has donated 100 limited edition signed prints of another painting, F for Freddie Did Not Return, showing a squadron of bombers under attack.
The exhibition of his work, which included paintings from his private collection and covered subjects ranging from wildlife to aircraft, at RAF Coningsby in 2009, with the paintings was set amongst the BBMF´s Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricanes.

Squadron Leader Al Pinner, Officer Commanding, BBMF, said;
¨We are deeply grateful to David for this absolutely fantastic contribution, and also for agreeing to stage an exhibition here.¨

David Shepherd Awards.

Honorary Degree in Fine Arts by the Pratt Institute in New York.
The Order of the Golden Ark by HRH The Prince of The Netherlands for his services to conservation.
Member of Honour of the World Wide Fund for Nature
The Order of the British Empire for his services to wildlife conservation. O.B.E.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia awarded him with the Order of Distinguished Service.
was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Honorary Doctorate of Science of Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire) in 1990.
Officer (Brother) of the Order of St. John.
Granted the Freedom of the City of London.
Awarded a C.B.E. for services to charity and wildlife
One website of great interest, to collectors of watercolour paintings, will be that of the internationally renowned artist Sir William Russell Flint,
his career as one of the world's finest watercolourists has made his work of tremendous investment potential,
and the wonderful paintings of his model Cecilia often depicted in the french countryside, is simply incredible.

We will endeavour to better any quote and give you the finest possible service
99.9% of signed, limited editions shown below are in stock, although we usually have only one print of each title
For prices and information please call us 01623 799 309 or email

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.

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

Cornwater Fine Art specialises 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, 7 days a week!
Viewing by appointment
We specialize in signed prints and original paintings and drawings by the world acclaimed artist L.S.Lowry.View here
The demand for his work has now reached record highs, and due to the relatively few signed limited edition prints available,
they are proving to be an excellent investment, much greater than any current banking investments.
We stock hundreds of this artist's signed limited edition prints and always a fine selection of his original watercolour paintings.view
Throughout his life Sir William Russell Flint has spent many years painting beautiful watercolour images of scenes in France,
in particular Dordogne and the Perigord, where this beautiful holiday house is to let click here
and offers complete tranquility and relaxation.
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.
Back to David Shepherd prints for sale