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Back to school, back to the studio.
The summer seems to have flashed by, a blur of road trips, camping and holidays en famille. I love travelling,
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Elephants, Ebooks & Exhibitions
There’s always a faint hope, after a solo exhibition, that one will make enough cash to pack a suitcase and
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David Shepherd and Pre exhibition nerves.
Perhaps it wasn’t the greatest of timing that the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year and my solo show at
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Henley Arts Trail
And breathe… The Henley Arts Trail is over for another year. At this point I’m usually thinking “never again”, but
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David Shepherd and Longleat.
Both works accepted into David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year It’s a great moment when you open that long
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Plenty in the pipeline…
Artists block and inspiration I spent most of January shivering in my very damp studio struggling with artists block. Always
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Post exhibition
Oil and Water Gallery, Wandsworth A very successful run of private views at the newly launched Oil & Water Gallery  in
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Exhibition looming…
I’ve been taken on by OIL AND WATER GALLERY in Wandsworth, London. A stunning new gallery, with an eclectic mix of artists.
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From start to finish.
You may remember if you read this blog regularly that I attempted to show the process of the development of
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Is the traditional gallery a dinosaur?
The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead I spent an immensely enjoyable day at the AAF Hampstead, with thanks to Alice Struthers. Great
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Wild about Art.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Art Competition As you may remember I entered this competition back in the early months of
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Art Competitions.
I’ve been spreading myself far and wide in the past couple of months entering pretty much every art competition going.
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Art world Snakes and Ladders
It really does feel like that sometimes. I get an enormous boost up the ladder from something – selection as
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Art competitions
The beginning of the year has been all about entering art competitions; the David Shepherd wildlife art competition, the BBC
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Dog Days
Dogs, dogs, dogs…. I’ve had a back log of private commissions to do this summer, and somehow, once I got
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The Royal Fell Ponies at Balmoral
Presented to H.M. The Queen on 7th August After six months work, the painting of Her Majesty’s Fell Ponies was
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A week to go
A week to go before my painting is presented, it’s all framed and the plaque is finished. I’m beginning to
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The worst kept secret…
For those that hadn’t already guessed, the painting I’ve been working on/impaling myself on my palette knife over, is for
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New Work
Another Labrador! Lovely big dog, who had a weird habit of ‘grinning’, cute in real life but looks like an
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Bespoke Children Portraits
This is the first children’s commission I’ve undertaken, and it turned out pretty well. This method works so well for
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The process of painting
I’ve been meaning to do a post on the development of a painting, showing my process of work, as I
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NEW WEBSITE!
At last, the website is finished and published. Brand spanking new, I now have complete control over it so it
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New gift cards and thank you note cards I have had these three images printed to sell at the Henley
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Paintings And Pincushions
Finally it has warmed up enough to be able to work in the studio without risk of hypothermia and added
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Shepherd linocut
Shepherd I love this wistful old fashioned image of a shepherd, his dog, and some feisty sheep. This lino cut
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Highland Photos
A very productive weekend in Scotland, taking photos of some fantastic Highland Cattle, and for another commission, which will be
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Henley Arts Trail
One very lively committee meeting the other night – 30 artists in a room is always going to be pretty sparky,
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Christmas commissions
It’s that time of year – I get asked to a lot of portraits for xmas presents. This is actually
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