Tank Engines, Isle of Wight

Original, Painting | 55 × 40 cm | Unframed


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Oil on canvas. Unsigned. A letter of provenance will be supplied. A nostaligic and sad time for David when he painted this image since it shows the O’2 tank locomotives a few weeks before the end of steam on The Isle of Wight. in Ryde St John’s Shed. it was here where the dream of owing his own steam engine began…but that’s another story! 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 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 be aware, postage and packing are NOT included in this order. A member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss shipping costs and options after you complete your purchase. Import/Export costs may be payable for international deliveries outside the UK. For any queries plus international shipping, please email us at 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.