Maurice Sheppard HRNEAC PPRWS

Honorary Retired Member


Artist Statement

Maurice Sheppard has painted winter landscapes since his school days. He was trained at Loughborough (1966-67), Kingston College of Art (1967-70) and the Royal College of Art (1970-73). His work, studied from life, supports the traditions of ‘Realism and Naturalism’. Since 2015, he paints what he calls ‘Decorations’, paintings simplified in line, colour and texture.

Method of Working

Maurice uses watercolour studies extensively to guide the aesthetic of his larger work in oil paint. These major oil works were shown in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions from 1971-2013 (some 70 oils and one drawing in ink). Now his work appears at the New English Art Club.

Biographical Details

2015 ‘Stackpole Elydor: Sunset: Pembrokeshire’, commissioned by James & Sheila Downs
1994 ‘Moon and Planet over the Great Cedar’, Everton Park, commissioned by Lord and Lady Pym
1991 ‘At Holland Park’, oil, commissioned by Justin Coldwell
1973 All the buildings & gardens of the Royal Free Hospital, London, painted in watercolour and commissioned by Robert Michael Wellington
1965 St Martin's Church Hall Mural, Haverfordwest, 'The Resurrection of the Earth', commissioned by the Rev Canon Richard E Williams



Other Society Memberships

Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

1973 Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travel Scholarship, University Of Wales
1972 David Murray Landscape Award (Tutor: Olwyn Bowey RA)
1971 British Institution Award
1965 Scholarship to the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, the 'Eisteddfod Maldwyn' at Newtown, Powys

Past Exhibitions

2013 Aled Prichard-Jones and Sheppard: Attic Gallery, Maritime Quarter, Swansea
2009 A Celebration of Welsh Art, Fosse Gallery, Stowe on the Wold, Gloucestershire
2007 Leonard Beard, Jane Carpanini, Sheppard: Attic Gallery, Maritime Quarter, Swansea
2001 Welsh Landscapes, Ivor Davies, Cecil, Knapp-Fisher, Norris and Sheppard: The New Academy and Business Art Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
1989 Maurice Sheppard, Landscapes: Christopher Wood Gallery, Motcomb Street, Belgravia 
1981 Maurice Sheppard, Oils and Watercolours: The Aldeburgh Cinema, High Street, Aldeburgh
1979 Maurice Sheppard: One Man Show: New Grafton Gallery, Bond Street, London
1976 Edmund Fairfax-Lucy, Hayes, Sheppard: New Grafton Gallery, Bond Street, London


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988