Thank you for your wonderful bust, the likeness of which is extraordinary.
George Thomas — The late the RT. Hon. Viscount Tonypandy
I hope this photo will help you realise how close you got to a physical likeness of Derek, but also the more subtle nuances of his character. I found it uncanny.
Brilliant Portrait Artist was how the press described Luke Shepherd
About Luke’s Commissioned Work: With a long string of successful public and private commissions, Luke has reintroduced a renaissance style approach based on time-honoured skills combined with minute observational detail. He is one of the few sculptors fully versed in bronze casting, having received a diploma from the Royal College of Art Foundry Course. This enables him to control the finest quality and subtle nuances in his portrait work.
Luke is much in demand as both an artist and educator for the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he teaches portrait modelling to plastic and maxilofacial surgeons. Luke’s flare and ability is above all for portrait sculpture. He is one of the founder members of the South West Sculptors Association and a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.