Murray Sheppard

Murray Sheppard

  • Biography

    Following his retirement, Cromwell based sculptor Murray Sheppard, decided to return to his boyhood interest of working in wood. He enjoys hand-carving and sculpting and has completed a number of successful commissions.
    FROm an early age having a father who owned his own Design Furniture/ Cabinet making business I was fortunate to spend hours having fun in his workshop. However when leaving school the call of the outdoors saw my involvement in the Stock and Station industry.
    On retirement in 2003 it seemed natural for me to return to my boyhood interest in wood. By coincidence during my first winter the wood lathe broke down. While it was being repaired I tried my hand at sculpting/carving and enjoyed it so much I have continued that direction with my art. Although I have completed a number of commissions I prefer to design and complete work of my own imagination.

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Murray Sheppard

Stitched Up, 2021
120cm Totara Post rescued from dismantled cattle yard in the Owaka Valley (survived significant bushfires in the past) $4,860.00

Murray Sheppard

Ebb and Flow
95 x 31cm RewaRewa $2,650.00

Murray Sheppard

Out of the Forest
81 x 30 x 30cm Macrocarpa post from the sale yards at Owaka $4,860.00

Murray Sheppard

Born Again Driftwood
71 x 50 x 30cm Found driftwood shaped, textured and coloured to enhance the grain. Base cherry wood. Sold

Murray Sheppard

Contours
24 x 30cm RewaRewa Sold

Murray Sheppard

Any Which Way II triptych
60 x 54 x 24cm Totara post from the sale yards at Owaka Sold

Murray Sheppard

The Gathering
110 x 31 x 24cm Totara post Sold

Murray Sheppard

The Wave
38 x 39 x 20cm Kawakawa Burr (Pepper Tree) Sold

Murray Sheppard

"Any which Way" triptych
56 x 18cm Carved native Beech with black paint and sealed Sold

Murray Sheppard

The Post, 2018
Carved Totara with copper staples and polished stone at base Sold

Murray Sheppard

Driftwood on Elm, 2018
West Coast Driftwood carved on elm base with black acrylic Sold

Murray Sheppard

Windows
West Coast driftwood - carved Sold

Murray Sheppard

Untitled
West Coast Driftwood carved Sold

Murray Sheppard

Fiddleback 2
red beech Sold

Murray Sheppard

Fiddleback 1 Driftwood platter
wood Sold