SHEP is a black, lifelong artist from Brooklyn who combines figures text and cartoon images typically in oil paint on canvas to create a narrative. Inspiration is drawn from a wide range of areas often female. Ultimately the goal is to create something interesting to look at and perhaps something to think about. SHEP has a son named Viktor and often includes a V in honor of Viktor who lives in Bulgaria with his mother. SHEP was born in 1979 and takes the name from his middle name which is Shepard.