Pip McGarry, ‘A Brush with the Wild 2010’ a Major Art Exhibition at The Colomb Art Gallery, London

An exhibition of extra-ordinary paintings from Pip McGarry, one of the world’s leading wildlife artists.

London, United Kingdom, April 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- On Wednesday 5th May 2010 The Colomb Art Gallery, London will host a Private Viewing evening for ‘A Brush with The Wild 2010.’ The evening will officially open the solo exhibition of paintings from Pip McGarry, 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.

For this year’s exhibition a selection of paintings from Pip’s recent Tanzanian safari expedition and other stunning Big Cats and African game paintings will be on display.

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.

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.

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.

For an invitation to this exceptional Private View evening please contact The Colomb Art Gallery by email or telephone.

Pip McGarry, ‘A Brush with the Wild 2010’
An exhibition of extra-ordinary paintings from Pip McGarry, one of the world’s leading wildlife artists.

A major solo exhibition at The Colomb Art Gallery, London
52a George Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7EA, UK.

Visit: www.colombart.co.uk/exhibitions

Exhibition starts | Wednesday 5th May - Saturday 15th May 2010
Private View | Wednesday 5th May, 6pm – 8:30pm, contact gallery for details.

About The Colomb Art Gallery
52a George Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7EA. UK

020 7487 5118
Monday - Friday | 09:30 – 18:30
Saturday | 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday by appointment
Free admission

The Colomb Art Gallery is a leading Central 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.

High resolution images are available on request.

The Colomb Art Gallery
Peter Shorn
020 7487 5118
52a George Street