Internationally renowned wildlife artist and conservationist David Shepherd was a man who liked to think big and in the long-term. As founder and president of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, David's enthusiasm for painting wildlife, steam trains and RAF aircraft came not just from the act itself, but from his paintings ability to convey the importance of preserving and protecting these invaluable assets for generations to come.
David's artistic talents, incredible achievements, foibles, eccentricities and larger-than-life character are fully documented into one absorbing volume. With access to family archives and photos, private diaries, anecdotes and reminiscences, sale-of-painting details, plus never-before-seen paintings and some pencil sketches only discovered after his death, Jeremy Hobson is able to create a unique portrait of a truly remarkable man.
Jeremy Hobson is David Shepherd's son-in-law and has been a professional freelance writer, author and journalist for almost two decades, he has, nevertheless, written books and articles for far longer. His first published article appeared in 1976, and his first book 10 years later. Jeremy's subject matter is generally rural-based and, over the years, he has written of field-sports; farming; smallholding; chicken-keeping and working dogs.