Shampoo Time

Original, Painting | 56 × 41 cm | Framed


Oil on canvas.

Dappled grey heavy horse having a shampoo in a Stable. Painted in 1987. Two men hard at work preparing a beautiful heavy dappled grey for an event – maybe for a show, or for another special outing. The cockerels in this stable appear to be used to this activity and remain completely calm. David did not often paint horses, but when he did, he always managed to capture the character of the horse and atmosphere beautifully.

Published in 1987 as a limited edition print run of 850. Prints available.

Thanks to the Shepherd family, a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this artwork will support DSWF’s work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia. Please contact us at or call on 01483 272323 for pricing and further information.

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David Shepherd CBE

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
David Shepherd CBE was a founding father of the wildlife art movement whose work has become synonymous with Africa, wildlife and conservation. Known as ‘The Man who Loved Giants’ for his iconic elephant artwork, for decades his paintings have graced the walls of homes, libraries, exhibitions and public spaces and excite a passion in the viewer much like the emotion he felt during the creation of his work.

David was best loved for his archetypal African scenes portraying dusty waterholes teaming with life, capturing the heat and haze of an African landscape, all of which bring to life the sounds, smells and textures of a continent he called his second home. Beyond wildlife art, David had a prolific painting career which focused on many other topics and subjects. With an equal passion and love for military subjects, steam trains, landscapes and lesser seen portraits, his numerous originals and prints are held by collectors around the world.