Pip McGarry

Biography

Recognised as one of the world’s leading artists in his field

Pip McGarry has achieved an international reputation over 30 successful and highly eventful years. Sourcing imagery for his extraordinary animal portraits on location he transports us effortlessly to the plains, savannas and wilderness of Africa and brings us face to face with a host of majestic subjects.

Pip has become a world renowned broadcaster, campaigner and educator, and has been a judge for the BBC ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ four times, with the prize for the winning ar tists being a safari guided by Pip himself; he has led over 30 expeditions to southern and eastern Africa for wildlife artist and photographers.

Pip devised a Meridian TV series, ‘A Brush with the Wild’, teaching celebrities to paint wildlife; he co-hosted the series with Anneka Rice, filming on location in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park.

Pip was the founder and Chairman of the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, the largest of its kind in Europe, and he has been the Artist in Residence at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire since January 1999.

His award-winning paintings sell for up to £80,000 and nearly 90 of his works have been sold at auction, including at Christies and Sotheby’s. He has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for various wildlife causes, including his own conservation charity, ‘WildSave’.

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