Conservationist AND WILDLIFE ARTIST for over 50 years
Originally starting as an aviation artist with the RAF, a turning point came when they flew David out to Kenya in the 1960s. It was here that he painted his very first wildlife painting, a rhino on the runway, and became interested in conservation when he came across over 150 dead zebra around a waterhole that had been poisoned by poachers. He established the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in 1984 to fund vital wildlife conservation efforts, which has since donated over £7 million to projects across Africa and Asia.
David Shepherd passed away in 2017.