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 & 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 beginnings…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”.
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, Richard Davis for Men, Red Canyon Retreat Sedona to name a few.
Clark’s email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone ~ 928-301-9268 Text Or Call