Event : Bamfords Fine Art Auction

Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th January

Venue : The Derby Auction House, Chequers Road, Derby, DE21 6EN

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There is an incredible opportunity to buy an iconic original piece of artwork by Pollyanna in the forthcoming fine art Auction at the prestigious Derbyshire based auction house Bamfords. This dramatic painting was inspired by the moment Pollyanna was charged by a wild Bengal tiger during an expedition to the Himalayan Foothills in Northern India.
 
The story of the charge, and a reproduction of the painting can be found in the critically acclaimed book ‘The Eye of the Tiger’ – you can find more information here : http://www.pollyannapickeringstudio.co.uk/catalogue/books/the-eye-of-the-tiger
 
The painting has been selected by Bamfords to feature on all the promotional material for this event.
 
You can view the sale and images online at www.bamfords-auctions.co.uk

Talk : Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

Date: 18th March 7.30pm

Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

Venue:  Cleethorpes DN35 7LH

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Venue: Holy Trinity Parish Hall Machray Place Grimsby Road Cleethorpes DN35 7LH
Details: Anna-Louise will be visiting  Grimsby RSPB to present atalk telling the story of Pollyanna’s remarkable journey into China to paint Giant Pandas. The two travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in Pollyanna’s quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals, becoming the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they worked in a small hospital for sick pandas, bringing them into remarkably close contact with one of the rarest animals on earth. This enchanting talk tells the story of their expedition – and shows the spectacular paintings inspired by the journey.

Visitors welcome –  Tickets £4.00

Telephone: 01472 507705 or email: lilyblossom@ntlworld.com  for further information

 

 

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)

 

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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.

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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.

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

 

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