David Shepherd, wildlife artist obituary [Telegraph]





Date: 20/09/2017

David Shepherd, the wildlife, aviation and steam train artist, who has died aged 86, enjoyed great popularity with the public, if not with the critics. Yet he worked indefatigably, ceaselessly producing paintings to immense commercial success, and supporting animal causes through his wildlife charity. His paintings often depict proud elephants, and have appeared as prints, table mats, posters and commemorative plates, all of them employing a magic formula of high theatricality combined with bold, dazzling paintwork.


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David Shepherd, wildlife artist “ obituary

Telegraph

David Shepherd, the wildlife, aviation and steam train artist, who has died aged 86, enjoyed great popularity with the public, if not with the critics.

Tributes paid by North Norfolk Railway to David Shepherd, the former owner of the Black Prince

Eastern Daily Press

Tributes have been paid to David Shepherd, the former owner of North Norfolk Railways (NNR) popular Black Prince locomotive, who has died.

Artist, conservationist and rail enthusiast dies, aged 86

Somerset Live

David Shepherd was a driving force behind the East Somerset Railway and set up a wildlife foundation

Related images

Reminiscent of a David Shepherd painting perhaps... the artist's BR 9F 2-10-0 no 92203 Black Prince emerging from the smoke and steam at Winchcombe on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on 7 December 2008.
Location: Winchcombe
Company: Cheltenham and Honeybourne Line (Great Western Railway)
07/12/2008 Peter Todd
BR Class 4MT 4-6-0 no 75029 'The Green Knight', built at Swindon Works in 1954 and purchased by artist and steam enthusiast David Shepherd following its withdrawal by BR in 1967. Now owned by the NYMR the locomotive is seen here at Whitby on 1 September 2013, awaiting its departure time with a train for Grosmont. Definitely looking much better than it did for much of 2010... [see image 28429].
Location: Whitby
Company: Whitby and Pickering Railway
01/09/2012 John Steven