(1931-2017)Serengeti Skies (1977)
oil on canvas
22 x 44 inches
signed and dated lower right
Describing this painting the artist wrote, “Although I generally find most inspiration in the hot, dry, yellow bush of Africa, the Serengeti Plains at their most dramatic have a magic all their own. Surely this is the place for great African skyscapes. With the advent of the rains, bringing the first slush of green grass, the wildebeast, those lovable, comic, but slightly sad, characters of the bush, trek in their tens of thousands—undoubtedly one of the wonders of Africa—and the many varied predators await their turn.”
David Shepherd, David Shepherd: The Man and His Paintings
(North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles Inc., 1985), p 63, illustrated
Surface condition is very good. Hairline cracking in right-center portion, near edge of frame. No signs of restoration.