BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show

Date: 21st June 7.30am

Radio Interview

Channel: BBC Radio Derby Breakfast Show



Details: Pollyanna’s daughter and Business Partner Anna-Louise will be in the Radio Derby studios at 7.30 am on 21st June chatting about their remarkable expedition to Brazil, which inspired the artwork in the exhibition which starts 22nd June in Pollyanna’s private gallery – as well as the recent award she collected on behalf of Pollyanna in New York.

If you missed the interview you can still hear it for seven days at

Pollyanna was a regular and popular guest on radio Derby talking about her art, her expeditions and her conservation work.

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Exhibition : Spirit of the Jaguar

Date: 22nd – 30th June 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue : The Gallery Brookvale House Oaker Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2JJ (AA Signposted)

Admision Free

Event: 30 Days of Giving Ladies Lunch

Date: 7th June 12.00 noon

Event: 30 days of Giving Ladies Luncheon

Venue : The Sacheveral, Main Road, Morley, Derbyshire DE7 6DG

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Details : *New Event* Pollyanna was proud to be a patron of charity Children First,  one of the chosen causes of the 30 days of Giving campaign. Anna-Louise will be attending their fundraising lunch, where she will have a stand of Pollyanna’s calendars, cards, books and giftware.  The profits from any sales will be divided equally between The Pollyanna Pickering Foundation and Children First. Women who make a difference in Derby and Derbyshire are invited to enjoy a relaxing lunch for a wonderful cause at Morley Hayes, set within the picturesque rolling Derbyshire countryside.

(Above : Anna-Louise (right) presents certificates at a previous Children First Lunch event)

Tickets £28.00 to include : Sparkling reception drink, two course lunch, tea or coffee.

To buy tickets phone 01332 341516 or email

Award Presentation: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

Date: 3rd June 3pm
Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition


Details: In her role as patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Anna-Louise (above left) is looking forward to attending on the final day to present the society’s annual awards – including the inaugural Pollyanna Pickering Award for Conservation through Wildlife Art.  All are welcome!


Talk: Gone Walkabout – An Artist Down Under

Date: 4th June 7.00pm

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Talk: Gone Walkabout –  An Artist Down Under

Venue : Farndon Village Hall, Marsh Lane, Farndon, NG24 3SZ

Details : Anna-Louise is delighted to to present this talk about her journey to Australia with Pollyanna as a fundraising event for Farndon Wildlife Watch.

Stepping off the plane on to Australian soil Pollyanna completed her incredible quest to paint on all seven continents.  During this talk Anna-Louise (above) will share stories from the two months spent travelling around the country, visiting numerous wildlife sanctuaries and hospitals to learn more about the animals they were caring for.  Pollyanna also joined wildlife rangers in the Western Plains of Victoria to help with their daily monitoring of wild koalas in the area, and spent a day planting trees as part of their eucalyptus reforestation project.

Tickets £7.50 – Tel 01636 922096 or 07905 256896 to book, or write to Sue Leach (Talk) 35 Elm Avenue, Newark, Notts NG24 1SW enclosing cheque payable to Farndon Wildlife Watch Group and an SAE.



Exhibition : Spirit of the Jaguar

Date: 22nd – 30th June 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue : The Gallery Brookvale House Oaker Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2JJ (AA Signposted)



We are proud to present an exhibition of brand new artwork by Pollyanna. ‘Spirit of the Jaguar’ will showcase paintings inspired by her 2017 journeys into the little known Pantanal region of Brazil, where Pollyanna braved extremes of heat and humidity, plagues of mosquitoes and crocodile infested rivers to gather sketches and inspiration.

Extending from the Amazon, the Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. Pollyanna travelled to this wild and remote region via bone-jangling drives along dirt tracks – following thirty-six hours of gruelling flights from China, where she had been acting as an official international delegate at the first Artists for Conservation Wildlife festival!   In Brazil she navigated a network of waterways – and from her small boat she was rewarded with over twenty sightings of the beautiful and powerful jaguar, the largest of South America’s big cats.  In this region jaguars can frequently be seen swimming in the rivers – and Pollyanna witnessed a heart stoppingly dramatic kill when a huge male jaguar stalked and wrestled an 2.5m long caiman just metres from her boat.

Pollyanna also spent several hours watching a female jaguar with a cub, and was able to sketch a wealth of other wildlife which can be found in the region – from giant river otters and other jungle cats, to the glorious bird life – including hyacinth macaws.


Two new limited edition prints will be released at the exhibition, including the picture shown above ‘Future of the Rainforest’.  The second limited edition to be launched is the remarkable painting Wild Nobility– the first ten of which have been exclusively co-signed by Pollyanna and the Founder of the Born Free Foundation Virginia McKenna OBE. Also on display throughout will be Pollyanna’s extensive ranges of books, greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work, including brand new card crafting kits as launched live on television!  A sneak preview of next year’s charity Christmas cards will also be available. Pollyanna’s daughter Anna-Louise will be in the gallery throughout the exhibition and will be happy to chat to visitors about the artwork, and the inspiration found on their expeditions.

A minimum of Ten Percent of all sales throughout the exhibition will be donated to worldwide conservation projects  through the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation.Tea and coffee will be available throughout, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in Pollyanna’s Gardens.



“There is nothing more wonderful than being in Pollyanna’s gallery and looking at her unique paintings.”                                                                         .                                                                                   .                       Virginia McKenna OBE


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