LAND & SEA
Arise and Shine
Arise and Shine

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Be Still
Be Still
The Light of Ettrick Bay
The Light of Ettrick Bay

For sale at the Castle Gallery Isle of Bute, Scotland

A Tree Planted by the Waters (Fernbank,
A Tree Planted by the Waters (Fernbank,

Oil on canvas

Siesta Key Memories
Siesta Key Memories

5 x 7 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

On the Path (Soglio, Switzerland)
On the Path (Soglio, Switzerland)

Oil on panel. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Dunagoil Shores, Bute, Scotland
Dunagoil Shores, Bute, Scotland

Oil on panel. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Liberty and Justice For All
Liberty and Justice For All

Oil on canvas.Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

BY  ENDURANCE   WE  CONQUER :  
Art inspired by the 1914-17 voyage of the SS Endurance. 
The Launch
The Launch

18 x 24, framed. SOLD

The Real Strength Was Beyond the Eye's Reach
The Real Strength Was Beyond the Eye's Reach

Oil on canvas. 36 x 48. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Fight Will Be Good
The Fight Will Be Good

Oil on canvas. 16 x 20. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

No Force on Earth
No Force on Earth

Oil on panel. 36 x 48 inches. Framed. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Art of Waiting
The Art of Waiting

Oil on panel. 31 x 22 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Long, Long Night
The Long, Long Night

Oil on canvas. 16 x 12 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Dirge
The Dirge

Oil on panel. 36 x 48 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Great Unknown
The Great Unknown

Oil on panel. 48 x 36 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

A Remarkable Catch
A Remarkable Catch

Oil on panel. 24 x 18. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Heart of the Great Alone
The Heart of the Great Alone

Oil on panel. 36 x 24 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Face of the Deep
The Face of the Deep

Oil on panel. 36 x 24 inches. SOLD.

A Radiant Wonder
A Radiant Wonder

Oil on canvas. Private collection.

The Broad Waters
The Broad Waters

Oil on panel. 48 x 60 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

An Incredible Voyage
An Incredible Voyage

Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches. SOLD.

A Breathtaking Triumph
A Breathtaking Triumph

Oil on panel. 26 x 36 inches. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

The Good News
The Good News

Oil on panel. 24 x 60. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton

oil on canvas. 20 x 16. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Frank Wild
Frank Wild

Oil on canvas. 16 x 20. SOLD.

Frank Worsley
Frank Worsley

oil on canvas. 16 x 20. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

Tom Crean
Tom Crean

oil on canvas. 16 x 20. SOLD.

Frank Hurley
Frank Hurley

A tribute to Frank Hurley's love of icebergs. 16 x 20. Email shepbrandt@gmail.com for inquiries.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

In 2014, I left the world of academia to pursue the uncharted waters of being a full time artist.  Shortly after leaving my job as a professor, I found a story that would help me to navigate this strange new territory: The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, famously known as the Endurance Expedition, the heroic journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his mighty crew.  Initially attracted to the story by the beautiful imagery of the ship’s photographer, Frank Hurley, I found myself going beyond the photos and diving into the depths of the incredible heroism of the story.  Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out to do what no one had done before, to sail the SS Endurance to Antarctica and then travel across the continent on foot.  

The Endurance sailed through a thousand miles of pack ice for six weeks.  Tragically, within only a day’s sail from their destination, the Endurance met the end of her journey.  The ship was beset in the ice for ten months, eventually giving way to the ice’s pressure and meeting a watery grave.  Yet for Shackleton and his crew, this was only the beginning of their harrowing tale.  Their journey stretched out for another ten months where they endured living on ice floes, sailing some of the most treacherous waters on Earth in small life boats (the roaring 40s and screaming 50s), surviving on meager rations and Antarctic wildlife, trekking across razor sharp glacial mountains,  all before finally securing the rescue back home. 

The SS Endurance Voyage is one of the most astonishing tales of survival in all of history.  As Time Magazine put it, the expedition ‘defined heroism’.   Shackleton and his men overcame unbelievable obstacles.  100 years later, finding the story by accident, I realized that it was divine timing for my own artistic career.  In making art about Shackleton’s voyage, I have discovered the importance of endurance when it comes to succeeding as a professional artist.   Making the work has been a visual expression for me of the greater depths of what endurance truly means: patient perseverance, self-discipline, and the important fuel of hope.  In the words of Shackleton’s family motto, Fortitudine vincimus, ‘By Endurance We Conquer’.   As a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the crew’s rescue, it is my hope that these paintings will inspire you to conquer your fears, transcend your obstacles and never give up on your dreams. 

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Artist's Statement and Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

By Endurance We Conquer
By Endurance We Conquer

Bromwell's gallery shot

Alison installing Endurance Show
Alison installing Endurance Show

Alison installing Endurance Show
Alison installing Endurance Show

Endurance Opening Reception
Endurance Opening Reception

Alison installing Endurance Show
Alison installing Endurance Show

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Bromwell's interior designer Brent Hodge talks about the contemporary relevance of Alison Shepard's work on Ernest Shackleton and the SS Endurance.  Music by entheos.

Promo video for By Endurance We Conquer: Discover a Cool Summer, the marriage of art and design at Bromwell's