Small Elephant

Original, Painting | 25 × 20 cm | Framed


Oil on Board.

Dimensions: Board only – 14 x 9cms; Framed 25 x 20cms

Price:  POA – please contact our Art Manager or call on 01483 272323

The current owner lives in Australia.  He quotes: ‘David gave  this little painting to my grandfather thanking him for their time spent together.  My grandfather, Dan Dockrell,  ran a big timber company in Mulobezi,  Zambia.  They met when David  was looking to purchase a couple of  old steam engines with a view to bringing them to the UK.  They spent many happy hours together searching and finding these engines.  I understand Dan introduced David to some useful contacts so that at least one of the steam engines could be imported  to the UK.  I remember there was a BBC documentary about David finding several  old trains in Africa.   It was a very memorable time for both of them!’

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.