DSWF has a rich art heritage established by our founder, the late and brilliant conservationist and wildlife artist, David Shepherd. David dedicated 60 years of his life to protecting endangered wildlife, using his exceptional artworks to raise vital funds for the foundation’s mission to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species in their natural habitats.
Through our collection of wildlife art, DSWF continues to honour the legacy of David Shepherd through art events, exhibitions, partnerships, and sales of outstanding original artworks and prints to support wildlife conservation efforts across Africa and Asia.
By showcasing the breathtaking talent of wildlife artists and sharing their powerful messages, we hope to inspire a deeper appreciation for wildlife and a sense of responsibility to protect and conserve our natural heritage for future generations.
DSWF is also home to the world-famous Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and exhibition. Wildlife Artist of the Year is an annual competition organised by DSWF, showcasing the exceptional work of artists from around the world who share our passion for wildlife and conservation. This prestigious award has become a platform for artists to express their deep connection to the natural world and put a spotlight on the urgent need for wildlife conservation.
In this collection, you will find a stunning array of wildlife art that reflects the beauty, diversity, and vulnerability of our planet’s precious wildlife. From majestic elephants to elusive big cats, and colourful birds to delicate marine life – each artwork tells a unique story and conveys a deep sense of reverence for nature.
Through our Shop, we invite you to explore the wildlife art collection and immerse yourself in the captivating denizens of our wild world, through the eyes of artists dedicated to making a difference to the wellbeing of our planet’s most precious species. Thank you for joining us on this journey to protect and preserve our wildlife for generations to come.
DSWF runs both the world renowned Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and Global Canvas, a children’s art competition. Each year, thousands of artists participate in both, communicating their passion and commitment to conservation through the medium of art. Find out more here.
Visit out website shop to browse every kind of wildlife art. From David Shepherd originals and prints, to outstanding artworks by Wildlife Artist of the Year finalists. These pieces are a true celebration of the world’s wildlife and wild places.
DSWF’s roots are in wildlife art and we are fortunate enough to have some of the most talented wildlife artists as our Wildlife Art Ambassadors. Learn more about these committed conservationists here.