Emily works hard to continue the legacy of her grandfather, David Shepherd. She is an active member and advocate of the DSWF Art for Survival Programme, and she has been involved with several other conservation initiatives and animal welfare groups around the world.
Emily has exhibited worldwide and executed campaigns to fundraise and spread awareness for the liberation of animals. To date, she has raised more than £250,000 in honour of truth and action for the voiceless.
Emily is a hugely successful wildlife artist, having painted sensational pieces which highlight the interconnectivity and dependency of wildlife and people on nature, such as ‘Mother’, ‘Within A World’ and ‘Gatekeepers’.
“Observing what the natural world is facing today, and how fragile the future is for ecosystems to thrive, and let alone flourish, I believe it’s imperative to work with honest, strong, and good people, who dare to challenge current frameworks to bring about change.”
Emily trusts an expressive and classic technique to venture into the memory of wildernesses. Her immersion in mostly African landscapes has led to a determined will to both protect and translate the animals of the wild. She takes inspiration from being in the wilderness with those who know the landscape and animals best. Tracking on foot is one of Emily’s great loves, living and painting in the wild out of borrowed houses, tents, and make-shift studios has been a never-ending path and dream. However, over the past decade, her purpose to travel became more about the conservationists on the ground, and the men and women worldwide who risk their lives on the front line every day for animals.
Her driving force is to shed light on a world rapidly transforming, with an aim to redefine our place in nature.
Emily works mostly with oils on canvas. Her canvasses range in size and theme, and experimentation with techniques is key to her process.
Working both in studios and on the road, travelling across the wilderness in the UK and Africa, she uses the landscapes around her to inspire her paintings. Many cultures and countries have shaped her style and vision, which is ever evolving as she continues to travel.
As the founder of DSWF, David dedicated his life to raising awareness and funding for wildlife conservation efforts. Using his incredible artistic skills, David was able to inspire change and make a positive impact on the preservation of endangered species. Find out more.
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.
Every artwork in our gallery is carefully curated to highlight the beauty and diversity of endangered wildlife. We collaborate with our Partner Wildlife Artists who share our vision for wildlife conservation and donate a portion of the proceeds from each artwork to support our conservation projects.