Mandy Shepherd has been announced as Patron of the Farnham Art Society (FAS).

Mandy follows her father the late David Shepherd who was the President of the FAS until his passing in 2017. 

The FAS says that she is delighted and honoured to be accepting the patronage of the Society and is committed to making an active contribution and meeting the membership. The annual FAS show opens at Weydon School this Saturday evening (March 30).

Mandy’s art education began with a foundation year at the Byamshaw in London. After her degree, she travelled to Africa to work in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Her first solo show took place in Zimbabwe in 1980.

In 1996, she went to the Falkland Islands and it opened the door to a variety of new subjects in the military including The Parachute regiment, Royal Artillery, Royal Airforce of Oman, The Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

Mandy’s ‘other ‘ life is her lifelong commitment to Wildlife Conservation and she supports her father’s charity the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DWSF) through her art and safaris.

Her father David, became a conservationist after he witnessed the death of 255 dead zebras poisoned by poachers.

As a painter, he enjoyed successful one-man shows around the world and won many awards. He has been the subject of several TV programmes, published five books and over 200 limited edition prints.  David donated paintings to wildlife through his foundation, which he founded in 1984.

The foundation was to channel his own conservation efforts to fund vital enforcement and community projects that continue to make a real difference in wildlife survival.

Over £5 million has been given away to keep key projects in Africa and Asia alive and operational.

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