Native of Denver Heights, Guy Sheppard has emerged as the most talked about artist from San Antonio in recent days. His art was on display at the Texas State Capitol and in the House District 120 office courtesy of childhood friend, then State Representative Laura Thompson. Last month at the close of Black History Month, the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce purchased the original painting commissioned for the 30th Anniversary of the City’s MLK March.
The City Mayor, Ivy Taylor saw her depiction with Mayor Henry Cisneros, Bexar County Judge and then Mayor Nelson Wolff, former Mayor Lila Cockrell, Community leader Oddie Davis Sr (whose son Nate Davis served as the 2017 MLK Commissioner), and two civil rights leaders the late Reverend Claude Black and the late Rev. Dr. Raymond "R.A." Callies, Sr.. According to Guy, the painting was inspiring because of the leaders who ensured the success of an annual MLK March.
To see more of Guy Sheppard, a "self taught artist go to www.sheppardsfineart.com