David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

David Shepherd Originals Circle

Where are David Shepherd’s original artworks now?


Our founder, David Shepherd, was one of the world’s most talented and prolific wildlife artists who lived and breathed the ‘Art of Survival.’ He travelled and painted widely, inspiring people through his unique artistic talent capturing some of the world’s most precious and endangered wildlife.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is dedicated to cataloguing as many of his original artworks as possible to showcase the global reach of his work. With the exact number of David Shepherd originals unknown, we are turning to owners and collectors to seek them out.

Bringing together David Shepherd original painting owners

To honour David’s considerable art legacy, we are calling on all owners of David Shepherd original artworks to join the David Shepherd Originals Circle. Our aim is to celebrate David’s work together and build an important catalogue of his work around the world – something that has never happened before.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

“We would love to collect stories, anecdotes, and tall tales about my father’s adventures, so that memories of his amazing life of art and wildlife can live on. We hope that people who treasure my father’s original artworks will come forward and join our new owners’ circle, to share their stories and experiences with us. It would also be wonderful to build up a picture of where in the world his prized artworks have ended up.”

Melanie Shepherd, DSWF Chair of Trustees

How do I know if I have a David Shepherd original?

Your artwork is likely to be an original if:

  • It is signed by David Shepherd.
  • The brush or pencil marks are clearly visible.
  • It is open and not behind glass – oil or acrylic paintings are rarely enclosed.

Your artwork is NOT an original if:

  • It has a number written in a bottom corner – this is likely to be a limited-edition print.
  • It is mounted – generally only prints are displayed in a mount.
  • It has a title or name of the artwork/artist printed at the top or bottom.

However, there are always exceptions to the rules – particularly where original sketches are concerned.

If you are in any doubt, please contact us on 01483 272323 or dswf@davidshepherd.org

David Shepherd Original Circle Form
Length by Height

Please tell us a little more about your artwork and share your story…

Maximum file size: 52.43MB

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Protecting your privacy. We will not share your personal details (name or email) in any way – in general, or in relation to your artwork and its location.

Join the David Shepherd Originals Circle

Thank you for sharing details of your David Shepherd original with us. Please complete the details of your artwork (it should take no more than 10 minutes). We will then log your artwork in our online map and gallery.

We won’t share any of your personal details anywhere, just the name, size, and image of the artwork along with the country it currently resides in.

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