Hi there, I'm Sarah Sheppard - nice to meet you!
I'm a self-taught wildlife artist, working solely in pencil. I gained a deep respect and appreciation for wildlife during the many family camping trips I took in my youth. Growing up, I expressed that appreciation by doodling animals in the backs of my school books (much to the chagrin of my teachers!), and on scrap paper during recess.
In 2021, after a decades-long hiatus, I picked up my pencils again and discovered a new love for colour. I experienced so much joy, I quit my job in legal services and invested in myself, creating The Wild-Eyed World. I participated in my first art shows in 2023, notably: Pelham Art Festival; Riverdale ArtWalk; and ArtWalk in the Square.
I look forward to sharing my passion with the next generation of animal enthusiasts, and raising awareness and funds for wildlife conservation through my artwork!