Artist's Biography & Works For Sale
Pip McGarry is recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists. He has an international reputation for his oil paintings of big cats and African game. He 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 Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire, with Pip teaching celebrities such as Christine Hamilton, Linda Robson, Jenny Éclair and Nerys Hughes how to paint.
Pip was the founder and chairman of the largest wildlife art society in Europe and has been the ‘artist in residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park for fifteen years. He was also a judge for four years in a row for the BBC ‘wildlife artist of the year’. Pip also founded the Wildsave charity in 2014.
After the senseless killing of Cecil the lion that shocked the world, Pip donated a striking image of a lion from his own private collection to help raise funds for lionAid, a U.K based charity that works globally to help save lions and end the decline of wild populations. The painting depicts the lion roaming through the African bush and bears an uncanny resemblance to the photograph of Cecil used by the BBC in the aftermath of the lion’s tragic death.