Pip McGarry, ‘A Brush with the Wild.’ A major solo exhibition The Colomb Art Gallery, London

Pip McGarry, ‘A Brush with the Wild’ Big Cats and African Game Paintings from Pip McGarry, one of the world’s leading wildlife artists. A major solo exhibition The Colomb Art Gallery, London 52a George Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7EA, UK www.colombart.co.uk/exhibitions Exhibition starts | Friday 15th May – Saturday 23rd May 2009 Private View | Thursday 14th May, 6pm – 9pm Official opening, 7pm (Special guest TBC) | Auction, 8pm By Invitation only, contact gallery. An exclusive stunning new original painting by Pip McGarry will be auctioned at the Private View evening. ‘A Brush with the Wild’ is in partnership with ‘Five Talents’, the microfinance charity – creating jobs in Africa and the developing world. Winner of the City of London Sustainable City Awards 2008. See below for details. Pip McGarry British Wildlife Artist (b.1955) Singapore Following a record price achieved at Christies auctions, London May 2008, Pip McGarry is currently the second highest sold living British wildlife artist at auction. 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 pictures have been successfully sold by Christies and Sotheby’s at their international auctions, with some achieving record prices. Many of his pictures 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 exclusively represented in London by The Colomb Art Gallery. High resolution images are available on request. The Colomb Art Gallery 52a George Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7EA. UK 020 7487 5118 www.colombart.co.uk/exhibitions info@colombart.co.uk Monday – Friday | 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday | 10:00 – 17:00 Sunday by appointment Free admission The Colomb Art Gallery is a leading London art gallery specialising in original paintings from recognised British, European and International artists. Framing & commissioned portrait services are available with regular exhibitions, events and private views. Find us within minutes of London’s Oxford Street, The Wallace Collection and Selfridges. PRESS | Contact the gallery on 020 7487 5118 or www.colomb-art.co.uk for more details, including high resolution images ‘A Brush with the Wild’ is in partnership with ‘Five Talents’, the microfinance charity – creating jobs in Africa and the developing world. Five Talents empowers the active poor in developing countries with small loans and business training – helping entrepreneurs to start or expand a successful business. Our motto is “Fighting poverty, creating jobs, transforming lives” – using microfinance to give people a hand-up out of poverty rather than a hand-out. Five Talents is the Overall Winner of the City of London Sustainable City Awards 2008 For more details about Five Talents please visit www.fivetalents.org.uk