Recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists, Pip McGarry has an international reputation for his oil paintings of big cats and African animals.
Pip’s much-anticipated return to The Frame will showcase his latest works with an exhibition entitled ‘Big Cats & Other Animals’. This will feature big cats as well as other subjects such as zebras and elephants. The exhibition will run from Saturday 1st October until Sunday 16th October.
The self-taught, Hampshire based wildlife artist is from Andover but spends much of his time in Africa. He has been on safari nearly 30 times! Pip not only leads safaris for other artists and photographers but also conducts regular field trips to Africa to study the wildlife and environment. The works featured in this exhibition are inspired from his most recent safaris to Kenya and Botswana.
Pip told us, “I always look forward to returning to The Frame Gallery and it continues to be one of only a few galleries I choose to exhibit at in the UK, as there is always a great welcome and interest in my works.”
Pip’s exhibitions are always the highlight of our events calendar. His work is always popular and we are hoping to break the record for sale previously achieved in exhibitions of his work here.
Pip McGarry has been the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire for 17 years. Since 2014 his works have been exhibited in the purpose-built ‘Pip McGarry’ gallery at the Zoo. Proceeds from his works have raised more than £60,000 for the zoo. Pip also filmed his TV series A Brush With The Wild at Marwell Zoo as well as on location in Kenya. The Meridian TV show was co-presented by Anneka Rice and featured Pip teaching celebrities how to paint wildlife.
Pip’s striking and impactful paintings continue to grow in popularity with more than fifty of his paintings successfully sold by major international auction houses in the UK and overseas. In 2008, his painting ‘Flight of the Zebra’ sold for a record £29,300.00 ($57,985.00) at Christies of London. More recently in 2015, his largest oil painting to date ‘Leap of Faith’, was sold to a private buyer for £80,000.00 ($123,200.00). In 2015 the wildlife artist was commissioned to produce two paintings of Arabian Leopards for His Majesty Sultan Quaboos Bin Said, the Sultan of Oman.
Pip’s exhibition here at The Frame Gallery runs from Saturday 1st October until Sunday 16th October. You can read his bio and pursue and purchase some of his artwork online. Alternatively, contact us via our website enquiry form, call us on 01256 701082 or into The Gallery if you’d like to know more about wildlife artist Pip McGarry.