A selling exhibition of extra-ordinary wildlife paintings from Pip McGarry, one of the world’s leading wildlife artists.
Exhibition at York Fine Arts, 83 Low Petergate
York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HY. Tel: 01904 634221.
MEET THE ARTIST: Saturday 12th May at York Fine Arts.
British Wildlife Artist
Pip’s paintings can currently be seen on the Sky, Painting and Drawing Channel. Click here to see the schedule: www.thepaintinganddrawingchannel.co.uk
In 2004, Pip McGarry’s successful television series ‘A Brush with the Wild’ brought his stunning oil paintings of wildlife to the public’s attention. In 2008, his painting ‘Flight of the Zebra’ sold at Christies for the record amount of £29,300.00. For 2012, this extra-ordinary exhibition of his paintings is a ‘must-see’ for any wildlife enthusiast and a rare opportunity to buy into the work of one of the world’s leading wildlife artists.
Following a record price achieved at Christie's auctions, London May 2008, Pip McGarry is currently the second highest sold living British wildlife artist at auction.
In 2004, Pip McGarry’s successful television series ‘A Brush with the Wild’ brought his stunning oil paintings of wildlife to the public’s attention. In 2008, his painting ‘Flight of the Zebra’ sold at Christies for the record amount of £29,300.00. For 2012, this extra-ordinary month long exhibition of his paintings at the internationally acclaimed Colomb Art Gallery, London is a ‘must-see’ for any wildlife enthusiast and a rare opportunity to buy into the work of one of the world’s leading wildlife artists.
Pip is a self taught professional wildlife artist with an international reputation. He has been the ‘Artist in Residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire since 1998 and is the founder and Chairman of ‘Marwell International Wildlife Art Society’ (MIWAS), currently the largest wildlife art society in Europe.
For many years, Pip has led an annual camping safari for artists and photographers into the remote game reserves of Northern Botswana. In September 2007 he took a trip for nineteen adventurers to explore the Kalahari and Okavango Delta. In 2008, his group of sixteen visited the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. Pip has also travelled extensively and has lived both in Central America and the Far East.
Over twenty of Pip’s paintings have been successfully sold by Christies and Sotheby’s at their international auctions, with some achieving record prices. Many of his paintings have been reproduced as fine art limited editions by De Montfort Fine Art and Rosenstiels and his work is now published in the UK by Sally Mitchell Fine Art. Pip is represented in the USA by Applejack Licensing.
In 2003, he filmed and presented on location at Marwell Zoological Park an hour long instructional painting video and DVD for Teaching Art Ltd, the largest producer of art tutorial DVDs in the UK. In 2004, Pip was filmed on location in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park by Meridian Television for their highly successful television series, ‘A Brush with The Wild’. The programme was presented by Anneka Rice and featured Pip teaching celebrities such as Christine Hamilton, Jenny Éclair, Lesley Joseph and Nerys Hughes how to paint wildlife.
Pip is an elected member of the prestigious ‘Society of Animal Artists’ in New York, USA, a member of ‘Artists For Conservation’ in Canada, a member of the UK Fine Art Trade Guild and is on the Advisory Panel of the UK ‘Artists and Illustrators’ magazine. He also one of the presiding judges for the ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009’.
Pip McGarry is represented in London by The Colomb Art Gallery.