Mandy Shepherd – Around the World in 30 Days ‘Gentoo Penguin’ Original


Medium:  Oil on Board

Dimensions: 21 x 15cm

As quoted by Mandy:  I love all penguins and a hard choice to make on this one. On one of my first visits to New Island in the Falklands I spent a whole afternoon amongst a rookery of 5000 gentoos exposed to the hail, snow and sunshine …I’ve never been so happy to be up close and very personal with these very entertaining little people. Our sincere thanks to Mandy for contributing 65% of the sale to the Foundation.  Mandy is one of DSWF’s Art Ambassadors.   She was born in 1960 with her art career beginning in late school life with a mackerel! Her art teacher was so impressed by this unexpected ‘creation’ that it was rushed home to show Mandy’s father. That surprise moment was a milestone and her career path was set.  After an unrelenting Foundation year at The Byam Shaw she then completed an honours degree at Brighton, travelling to Africa soon after. Mandy spent two years in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa working with a leading advertising agency in Harare during independence, with a gallery in Johannesburg and managed to establish her own painting style at the same time.  She staged her first sell-out solo show in Zimbabwe in 1980 and then returned to London to set up a studio. In 1995 she visited the Falklands which marked a major turning point in her career. She took on military subjects recording military history and events. Portraiture is also a huge part of her portfolio creating a broad portfolio but wildlife is her first love.  Taking safaris and travelling across the globe has allowed her to use her art to keep close to the world of conservation. Mandy lives and works in the UK.

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Postage and packing are INCLUDED within the UK only (£250 for original with £10 postage). This item will be shipped from Surrey/UK.  Import/export costs may be payable for international deliveries. Please be aware that due to strikes and aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic, deliveries may take longer, so please bear with us. To discuss any other information, please email us at [email protected]

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Dimensions 21 × 15 cm