How do I know if I have a David Shepherd original?

Your artwork is likely to be an original if:

  • It is signed by David Shepherd.
  • The brush or pencil marks are clearly visible.
  • It is open and not behind glass – oil or acrylic paintings, in particular, are rarely enclosed.

Your artwork is NOT an original if:

  • It has a number written in a bottom corner – this is likely to be a limited edition print.
  • It is mounted – generally only prints are displayed in a mount.
  • It has a title or name of the artwork/artist printed at the top or bottom.

However, there are always exceptions to the rules – particularly where original sketches are concerned.

If you are in any doubt, please contact Susie Baxter on 01483 272323 or

Join the David Shepherd Originals Circle