David Shepherd OBE and FRSA (born 25 April 1931 in Hendon) is a British artist and conservationist. His paintings often deal with the subjects of wildlife, railways and aircraft.
As a child he lived in Totteridge, North London and he won a childrens painting competition in a magazine called Nursery World when he was eight years old. He then attended Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. Upon leaving school he travelled to Kenya with the hope of becoming a game warden, but was rejected. He returned to the UK but was rejected by the Slade School of Fine Art in London. However, he was taught by the artist Robin Goodwin.
One of David’s most famous paintings is called ‘Tiger in The Sun’. It was painted in 1977