Maurice Sheppard has painted winter landscapes since his school days. He was trained at Loughborough (1966 to 1967), Kingston College of Art (1967 to 1970), and the royal College of Art (1970 to 1973). His work, studied from life, supports the traditions of "Realism and Naturalism." Since 2015 he now paints what he calls "Decorations" - paintings simplified in line, colour and texture.
Sheppard uses Water-colour 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 to 2013, (some 70 oils and one drawing in ink). Now his work appears at the New English Art Club.
1947 Born Llangwm, Pembrokeshire.
1965 St Martin's Church Hall Mural, Haverfordwest, "the Resurrection of the Earth" - commissioned by the Reverend Canon Richard E Williams.
1973 All the buildings and gardens of the Royal Free Hospital, London, painted in Water-colour - commissioned by Robert Wellington in memory of Dr Catherine Lloyd-Williams, first woman Dean of the Royal Free medical School for Women.
1991 "At Holland Park" - Oil - Commissioned by Justin Coldwell.
1994 "Moon and Planet over the Great Cedar - Everton Park" - commissioned by Lord and Lady Pym.
2015 "Stackpole Elydor: Sunset: Pembrokeshire" - commissioned by James and Sheila Downs.
Royal Water-colour Society, Elected Associate 1974, President 1984 to 1987, Trustee 1983 to 1995, Hon. Retired Member 2002.
1973 Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travel Scholarship, University Of Wales
1972 David Murray Landscape Award (Tutor: Olwyn Bowey RA)
1971 British Institution Award
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 Water-colours, 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.