Clark Sheppard, Celebrating Sedona’s Magic and Beauty – with award-winning, “whimsical art”, paintings in Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor.

The most recent recognition of my art is a request for the licensing of my oil painting, “Creekside Cathedral”, to be featured in the New Media series Snatchers, produced by Stage 13, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.”

Former President George W. Bush is a proud owner of my award winning “Patriotic Longhorns”. My art has been seen in SouthwestArt Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, American Cowboy, Texas Monthly, and True West magazines. My original watercolor of “Goulding’s Stagecoach” hangs in the “Stagecoach” restaurant at Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley, AZ.

The evolution of my artistic career has unique beginings…My initial exposure to painting began simply enough in 1990, through an “adult evening education course” at a local, New Jersey high school. I started working with the medium of watercolor, thinking, “How hard could it be?”…only to discover that it was one of the most challenging mediums there is.

I showed my first artwork to a good friend, Gordon Haas, who is an accomplished artist with his own Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. Gordon was very positive, telling me he perceived the beginnings of some real talent and encouraged me to pursue my interest in art. Gordon then became my mentor and what started as dabbling, fast grew into a passion.

The artist Thomas McKnight had a huge influence on my pallet. So, to pay homage to him, I decided to put a Mc in front of my nickname, “Shep”. Thus, McShep Art Studios was birthed and that’s how I sign my art to this day “McShep”.

One winter on a ski vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyo., I rolled my snowmobile and broke my hand. Unable to ski or play in the snow, I spent my remaining time there walking around galleries. I picked up a SouthwestArt magazine, and was particularly inspired by the artistic images of the Southwest that filled its pages. These images spoke to me in a way that both touched me deeply and inspired me. I have been painting Southwest art ever since, even when living in N.J., before moving to Sedona.

I’ve been living my dream in Sedona, Arizona since 2004- a truly magical place, the “whimsical” feel of my work is greatly inspired by the unique and magical Beauty of Sedona.  My daily gratitude for living in this awe-inspiring place, continually reminds me to open and expand my conscious awareness of and appreciation for the profound impact nature can have on us when we truly pay attention to this wonderful planet we call Earth.

Currently featured in a number of Sedona art galleries: The Artist Market, The Village Gallery & Movin’ On Gallery, as well as in  Sound Bites Grill, Alma de Sedona B&B to name a few.

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