Postal Authority. My other paintings were of the endangered dugong and the humpback whale. 60,000 stamps of each design were printed - hardly a limited edition!
Bridge Hotel, Helsmsdale. My small gallery of paintings commissioned by the hotel's proprietor features Scottish wildlife from the hills and glens and the lochs, rivers and coastal seas of Sutherland. Not all of the subjects ended up cooked!
Acrylic and ink on canvas - Private collection
Published in Al Khaleej & Beyond - Motivate Publishing November 2007.
Of course it was the goose (off the painting stage right), leaving these two arrogant cockerels to work it out for themselves. I loved Sir Robin Philipson's series of paintings of 'fighting cockerels' he created in the 1960s - I dedicate this little comic sketch to his memory.
The Homecoming © Mike Shepley DA (Edin)
Acrylic and ink
Salmo salar the Atlantic salmon returns to the river of its birth, after travelling thousands of miles to its saltwater feeding grounds in the Arctic. The Latin name means leaper and Scotland's mightly rivers and highland streams are a challenge to the homecoming salmon, many of which travel to the very source of its natal river to spawn in the clean, gravelly pools of autumn.
A limited edition of only 5 giclee prints on heavy art paper (11.75 inches x 16.5 inches), hand remarqued and signed by the artist are available price £ 125.00 postage and packing inclusive for UK addresses. POA for international delivery.
The original is on display at the Bridge Hotel, Helmsdale, along with a collection of Mike Shepley's wildlife paintings.
Scops Owl © Mike Shepley DA (Edin)
Watercolour - Private collection
After being mobbed by flock of Mynahs in Kuwait City, this little owl took refuge under a car being filmed by Mike for an advertising shoot for General Motors.
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