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

    "Any which Way" triptych

    Carved native Beech with black paint and sealed

    56.0 × 18.0 cm

    $1,590.00

  • Murray Sheppard

    Born Again Driftwood

    Found driftwood shaped, textured and coloured to enhance the grain. Base cherry wood.

    71.0 × 50.0 cm

    $2,650.00

  • Murray Sheppard

    Driftwood on Elm

    West Coast Driftwood carved on elm base with black acrylic

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  • Murray Sheppard

    Fiddleback 1 Driftwood platter

    Wood

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  • Murray Sheppard

    Fiddleback 2

    red beech

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  • Murray Sheppard

    The Post

    Carved Totara with copper staples and polishes stone at base

    $5,300.00

  • Murray Sheppard

    Untitled

    West Coast Driftwood carved

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  • Murray Sheppard

    Windows

    West Coast driftwood - carved

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