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    David Shepherd artist has died

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    Sorry to hear that, met him about 30 years ago, he had an exhibition of paintings at Winforton Herefordshire. A real talented artist.

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    A very talented artist indeed. Able to paint a wide avariety of sbjects.
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    Here is one many will remember with affection. David was inspired by machines, including steam locos.
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    Very sad to hear this: met him many times in the 1970s and he was always a very engaging and down-to-earth person. Kind of the opposite of what they often say about meeting one's heroes. His support of many very worthy causes will be sorely missed.

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    Saddened to read of his passing. I've been a long time admirer of his work, whether it be steam locomotives, wildlife or aviation.

    There's a thread elsewhere here about the Twin Pioneer and he flew in one in Kenya to research for a painting. The RAF had commissioned him to paint a couple of Blackburn Beverleys flying around the 17,000ft precipice of Mount Kenya. He said he couldn't paint the landscape if he hadn't seen it so the RAF duly obliged; 17,000ft was way above the permitted maximum ceiling of a Twin Pioneer!

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    Yes, very sad news.
    He helped me with a couple of projects a few years back and was a joy to speak to.
    Regarding the Lancaster image that Propstrike posted in #4, David told told me that he sat outside the BBMF hangar at Coningsby with PA474 parked outside the doors to study and start that particular image.
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    Very sad news, his elephants and the trains in the maintenance sheds are ones that stick in my mind, he was one of the best artists of his time and I do see him as a true master of his trade, a modern day Constable.
    This was the train one, he was a master of light.

    http://www.davidshepherd.com/davidshepherd-onshed.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT
    This was the train one, he was a master of light.

    http://www.davidshepherd.com/davidshepherd-onshed.html
    Incidentally, (as per the caption), he bought both the locos in the painting.
    A great artist and a very pleasant person to meet.
    RIP.
    Martin

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    A great shame, he was very talented.

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    Many, many moons ago the first painting I saw by him was in the Camberley High street art shop & it was of a Connie. It almost jumped out at you. Amazing stuff.
    Blue skies David.
    Keith

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    Hi All,
    Such sad news of this excellent artist who included the smallest of detail in all his creations no matter what the subject, RIP Mr Shepherd.

    Geoff.

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    great artist, one of the classic stylists. First of his I ever saw was the elephant one and then the magnificent trains one. Always a favourite of mine.

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