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Pip McGarry Bull Elephant 36 by 24 inch

in 2015, his largest oil painting to date ‘Leap of Faith’, was sold to a private buyer for £80,000.00

Recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists, Pip McGarry has an international reputation for his oil paintings of big elephants and African animals.

Pip’s much anticipated return to The Frame Gallery will showcase his latest works with an exhibition entitled ‘Big Cats & Other Animals’ featuring not only big cats but other subjects such as zebras and elephants. The exhibition will run from Saturday 1st October until Sunday 16th October.

The self-taught, Hampshire based artist is from Andover but spends much of his time in Africa, having 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 McGarry has been the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire for 17 years and since 2014 his works have been exhibited in the purpose-built ‘Pip McGarry’ gallery at the Zoo and 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 oversea. In 2008, his painting ‘Flight of the Zebra’ sold for a record £29,300.00 ($57,985.00) at Christies of London and 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 Pip was commissioned to produce two paintings of Arabian Leopards for His Majesty Sultan Quaboos Bin Said, the Sultan of Oman.

Pip commented: “I always look forward to returning to The Frame Gallery and it continues to be one of a few galleries I choose to exhibit at in the UK, as there is always a great welcome and interest in my works.”
Owner of The Frame Gallery, Jan Baker added: “Pip’s exhibitions are always the highlight of our events calendar. His work is always popular and we are hoping to break the record breaking sales we achieved in previous exhibitions of his work here”

Pip’s exhibition at The Frame Gallery, 81 High Street, Odiham, Hants runs from Saturday 1st October until Sunday 16th October. Please call The Frame Gallery on 01256 701082 if you’d like to know more about Pip McGarry.

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For further information and images please contact Karen Allen karen@risepr.co.uk / 07887 681821 or Polly Buckland polly@thetypefacegroup.co.uk

About The Frame Gallery – Winner of the 2015 Art Retailer of the Year and Finalists in 2016, The Frame Gallery in Odiham Hampshire is owned by Jan Baker. The Gallery showcases work from old masters, to modern sketches, pottery, sculpture and wood turning as well as other craft based arts. Most of the art works are from local artists including that of Pip McGarry from Andover.

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