Pip McGarryInternational Wildlife Artist

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Biography

Pip in Savute with a herd of elephants

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

Pip first came to prominence in 2004 with his popular seven part series on Meridian Television called ‘A Brush With The Wild’, which was co-presented by Anneka Rice. The programme was filmed on location both in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire, with Pip teaching celebrities such as Christine Hamilton, Linda Robson, Jenny Eclair and Nerys Hughes how to paint wildlife.

Pip is the founder and Chairman of the largest wildlife art society in Europe and has been the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire for fifteen years. In 2014, Marwell purpose-built an art gallery into their retail outlet to exclusively house Pip’s paintings for sale to the public.

Teaching Art Ltd have also filmed Pip at Marwell Zoological Park for a tutorial DVD in 2003, (shown several times on mainstream daytime television in 2012) and a further tutorial DVD was made in 2013, which was filmed on location at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

He has organized and led over twenty safaris for wildlife artists and photographers to the remote game reserves of Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya. More than thirty of his original paintings have been sold at international fine art auctions and in May 2008 his painting ‘Flight of the Zebras’ sold for £29,300.00 ($57,985.00) at Christies in London. He has also raised many thousands of pounds for conservation causes over the years.

His paintings can be seen in many galleries around the UK and his work has also been successfully auctioned in the USA. His 2014 solo exhibitions at the Haddon Galleries, Torquay and The Frame Gallery in Odiham both produced record six-figure sales and more recently his oil painting ‘Leap of Faith’ priced at £130,000.00 was sold to a private buyer.

For the fourth year in a row, Pip has been one of the judges for the BBC ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ and for the last two years, the prize for the winning artist was to travel with Pip to Botswana on safari.

Over sixty limited editions of his work have been reproduced by major fine art publishers, such as De Montfort Fine Art, Rosenstiels and Sally Mitchell Fine Art, his paintings are now published in the UK by Haddon Fine Art Editions of Torquay.