Articulate Fine Art Adds More Wildlife Prints by David Shepherd
June 20, 2014 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) June 20, 2014 - The Gallery is based in the Scottish Borders just south of Edinburgh, an area itself rich in wildlife. Gallery owner, Raymond Chaplin also a wildlife writer, photographer and conservationist describes his appreciation of David's paintings.
'What first attracted us to his wildlife paintings was their atmospheric composition, natural groupings of one or more animals - whether Polar Bears, Arabian Oryx, Indian Tigers, African Elephants or Orang-Utans - beautifully set in their natural habitat. Thus David was subtly reinforcing his conservation message that it is preservation of the habitat that is also essential for the survival of the species'
'It is with the portraits of individual animals whether a Rhino, Elephant or Tiger, that David captures the character and natural dignity of individual animals,'
Most of David's paintings were published as limited edition lithographs by Solomon and Whitehead, sadly no longer in business. These are very high quality and continue to be sought after. Later David and his publishers used a different process to produce a limited series of new paintings. These were produced using the silkscreen process and only 350 of each title were produced.
Also produced were a series of pencil sketches reproduced at a smaller size, this is a very attractive range of subjects including Pandas, Zebra, Tiger, Lions, Cheetah and Elephants and are much sought after being an ideal size for flats and apartments.
An Autobiography first published in 1975 entitled 'The Man Who Loves Giants' reflects not only David's love of Elephants, Tigers and Rhinos but also for steam locomotives. He has both purchased and been gifted a number of these most of which are now fully restored and operating in their natural habitat!
With the recent launch of its new look website leading Scottish online art gallery Articulate Fine Art www.articulatefineart.com is continues to add work and even more artists to its range.