Evening Light at Nine Elms

Original, Painting | 76 × 50 cm | Unframed


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Oil on canvas. Unframed and unsigned.

As quoted by David: ‘I was up on the roof painting this and suddenly spotted a flash of blue from the sky reflected in a pool of water that had gathered in a dent in the bodywork. it formed the perfect counterbalance of colour against warm lights and darks in the rest of the painting – and one I’d never have thought of it I hadn’t seen it. When you’re working from life, you’re much more attuned to this sort of detail, which can literally make the painting’. David hung onto this canvas and did not part with it keeping it safe in the attic for many years. It is now, for the first time, up for sale.

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 dswf@davidshepherd.org or call on 01483 272323 for pricing and further information.


Please note postage and packing are not included in the purchase price of this artwork. A DSWF member of staff will contact you to discuss shipping. Import/export costs may also be payable for international deliveries. If you need further information, please email dswf@davidshepherd.org.

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.