Shepherd Deve was born in 1969 in Chiweshe. He went to Nyakudya Secondary School. After he finished school, he was formally employed in the clothing and food industries until 2007. Shepard then joined the Arts industry as a stone washer in 2008. He started sculpting in 2009. He shows interest in wildlife programs on the television, studying the lives of rare creatures. His inspiration is his appreciation of God’s creation of small animals such as birds, ducks, and fish among many others. In 2015, he was contracted by a Chinese local and briefly left for China, where he worked and showcased his talent for 2 years. He came back to the Chitungwiza Arts Centre in April 2017, where he currently works.