Born 1970, in Rusape, in eastern Zimbabwe, Shephard has been creating works of art since his primary school years. In the 1990’s, his inspiration came largely from Job Kekana’s wood carvings. His work is almost abstract, featuring humans and animals, and influenced by African culture and traditional beliefs. Shephard now lives in Chitungwiza (near Harare). His work has been extensively exhibited in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.