A love of urban architecture and an abiding interest in popular culture inspires much of Brian Shepherd's work. For him the creative process begins when he stops and observes quietly amongst the hubbub of modern city life as a way of identifying unexpected areas of beauty and interest. His intense and dynamic oil paintings bring elements we might take for granted to the forefront and question those assumptions we make about the aesthetic value of the world around us.
Born in 1948 and educated in Salisbury Wiltshire, Brian studied painting and graphics at Salisbury Art College. He graduated into the advertising industry, and during his time spent working on paintings and illustrations he became highly skilled with the airbrush as his preferred painting medium.
In 1985 using his painterly skills and considerable artistic experience, Brian started a custom art business, working on the illustration of motorcycles, trucks, guitars and other items, for which he established a formidable reputation.
Since he became a full time artist, Brian has undertaken an impressive range of commissions from companies including Harrods of Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols London, Planet Hollywood Europe and the Arcadia Group as well as for a number of private collectors. His work is exhibited in galleries across the UK and Europe.