‘Panda’ Original – Around the World in 30 Days

‘Panda’ Original – Around the World in 30 Days

Mandy Shepherd

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‘Panda’ Original – Around the World in 30 Days
Mandy Shepherd
Oil on Board
Artwork Size (cm)
21 x 15cm


As quoted by Mandy:

I have only ever seen a panda in Edinburgh Zoo and on the River safari which is part of Singapore Zoo. It is sadly not the wild, but nonetheless, a real-life experience witnessing the Conservation projects in Singapore that have ‘simulated’ an environment creating the ‘largest Giant panda forest’ in Southeast Asia to protect this vulnerable species. The panda is truly aa awesome animal to watch close at hand.

Mandy is one of DSWF’s Art Ambassadors. She was born in 1960 with her art career beginning in late school life with a mackerel! Her art teacher was so impressed by this unexpected ‘creation’ that it was rushed home to show Mandy’s father. That surprise moment was a milestone and her career path was set.  After an unrelenting Foundation year at The Byam Shaw she then completed an honours degree at Brighton, travelling to Africa soon after. Mandy spent two years in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa working with a leading advertising agency in Harare during independence, with a gallery in Johannesburg and managed to establish her own painting style at the same time.  She staged her first sell-out solo show in Zimbabwe in 1980 and then returned to London to set up a studio. In 1995 she visited the Falklands which marked a major turning point in her career. She took on military subjects recording military history and events. Portraiture is also a huge part of her portfolio creating a broad portfolio but wildlife is her first love.  Taking safaris and travelling across the globe has allowed her to use her art to keep close to the world of conservation. Mandy lives and works in the UK.