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David Shepherd - "to start with, my life was a series of disasters". Growing up in the 1930’s, his one ambition was to be a game warden in Kenya and so, on leaving school, he went to Kenya and was promptly told by the National Parks people that he was not wanted. On returning to England, David was faced with two choices. One was ‘to drive a bus for a living’ and the other was to pursue the only other possibility: painting. However, he admits that he had very little interest in art and certainly no talent; for he was promptly rejected by the Slade School of Fine Art as ‘untrainable’.

By chance, he met Robin Goodwin, a professional artist, who took him under his wing, David believes ‘as a challenge’! After three years with Robin Goodwin, he started his artistic career pursuing his first two loves, steam engines and aviation. It was the latter that led him to the Royal Air Force who began to fly him around the world as their guest and it was a trip to Aden in 1960 which changed his life. It seemed that almost everyone wanted a painting, but, more important still, the Royal Air Force flew him down to Kenya where he was commissioned by them to paint his very first wildlife painting and his career never looked back from that moment. It was on that same visit that he became a conservationist after finding 255 dead zebra around a poisoned water hole.

On returning to London, he had his first one-man show of wildlife paintings. The exhibition sold out in the first twenty minutes and he has not looked back since! Apart from the tremendous demand for his originals, a number of which he donates to wildlife through The David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, to pay back what, in his own words, is my enormous debt to the animals I paint, his published work is avidly sought after.

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Searches done in September 2002

20448 bird picture
5106 picture of tweety bird
2744 humming bird picture
1299 phoenix bird picture
984 blue bird picture
964 birds of prey pictures
889 cardinal bird picture
806 raven bird pictures
724 bird kill mocking pictures
657 love bird pictures
603 bird house pictures
585 big bird pictures
552 larry bird pictures
496 birds dodo picture
487 bird mocking picture
477 bird picture tropical
410 birds picture state
404 bird mythical phoenix picture
374 flying bird pictures
373 wild bird pictures
372 bird picture robin
369 birds pheonix picture
368 bird picture sue
351 birds nest pictures
349 bird peacock picture
344 picture hawk bird
341 exotic bird picture
307 bird crow pictures
275 blue jay picture bird
272 falcon bird pictures
257 bird kiwi picture
255 american birds north picture
242 turkey bird picture
186 birds cartoon picture

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