Why Bigger is Better for Artist Joe Sheppard
Artist Joseph Sheppard splits his time between Baltimore and a home in Italy. Over the next several months, his work as a painter will be featured in an exhibition devoted to large-scale, realist works depicting scenes from history and current times. They are displayed in a gallery at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi that is devoted to Sheppard’s work. The exhibition is called Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale. More information here.
You may also have seen Sheppard’s work as a sculptor if you’ve been to Camden Yards. His large bronze sculpture of Orioles great Brooks Robinson sits just outside the ballpark. "When I have an idea, it’s already in a medium," said Sheppard. "Each of them are really different. You can’t do a certain thing in sculpture that you can do in painting, and vice versa."