Event : Silent Skies Exhibition

Date : 20th – 25th August

Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl Vancouver, BCV6C 0C3

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Details: On the 20th August Pollyanna would have been one of the special guests at the unveiling of “Silent Skies” – a 100-ft super-mural featuring all 678 species of bird which are curently classifield as endangered.  Pollyanna has created two brand new images of kingfishers which form part of this spectacular artwork.   The project is a collaborative mural project created by Artists For Conservation member artists around the globe. The artwork will be unveiled and then exhibited throughout the 27th International Ornithological Congress Considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists, the Congress occurs every four years since first being held in Austria, in 1884.

Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

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Date: 16th February 7.30pm

Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall    Holymoorside Chesterfield Derbyshire

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Details: Pollyanna is pleased to join the Holymoorside History Society as the guest speaker at their annual meeting.

Pollyanna’s most famous talk tells the story of a remarkable journey into China to study and paint Giant Pandas.

Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise, she travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals. The two became the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they were lucky enough to be able to work 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 journey – from the hardships and frustrations to the lasting friendships made in this enigmatic and beautiful country, and shows the spectacular award-winning paintings which resulted from the trip.

A lavishly illustrated book about the trip has been published – and Anna-Louise was honoured to be a finalist in Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year Awards for her writing and photography.

The society welcome visitors to their meetings for a nominal Admission charge of £2.00 including refreshments

 

Event : Artists for Conservation Exhibition and Festival

Date : 22nd – 25th August

Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl Vancouver, BCV6C 0C3

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Details: Pollyanna was delighted to be invited to include recent original artwork in the 8th annual Artists for Conservation Festival – a multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international and regional artists, films, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.

The AFC Festival 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival.

Pollyanna was honoured to act as Festival Patron in 2014.

 

www.festival.artistsforconservation.org

Bid Now for Snow Leopard Painting!

On 12th October Pollyanna will be one of the special guests at the Explorers against Extinction Event at the Royal Geogrpahical Society in London.  She has also donated a unique piece of original artowrk to be auctioned – and you have the opportunity to pace bids online for her portrait of a Snow Leopard. : http://explorersagainstextinction.irostrum.com/BiddingProcess/BiddingScreen/10746?pageNumber=11
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Original Artwork
Snow Leopard

Oil on silver board

30 cm x 21 cm
In recent years elephants have been killed in Africa for their ivory at a rate as high as one every 15 minutes. That’s 100 a day. An average of three rhinos a day are killed for their horn. To raise awareness of these shocking statistics we asked artists and celebrities to spend the same time – 15 minutes – on a wildlife sketch to support our campaign.

The ‘Sketch for Survival’ exhibition now comprises over 160 pieces of artwork, ranging from 15 minute sketches to complex, time-consuming artworks donated by acclaimed professional wildlife artists across 14 different countries. We are also grateful to have the support of so many celebrity sketchers, from Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Fry to Ranulph Fiennes  and Ray Mears

 
 Each piece will be framed or mounted and exhibited online, as well as being displayed at the Royal Geographical Society during our Explorers against Extinction event on the evening of 12 October 2017.

The purpose of the exhibition is twofold : to aim to raise vital awareness about the threat of extinction to iconic species such as elephant, lion and rhino, as well as raising funds and donating resources to nominated wildlife charities and organisations.  All artwork has been donated to raise funds for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT)and Animals saving Animals (ASA). Profits will be split evenly between them.

Exhibition Dates Announced

Every winter Pollyanna opens her private gallery for an exhibition inspired by her love of  British Wildlife.

This year Pollyanna is staging a very special event to commemorate the 60th exhibition to which she has welcomed people in her own gallery.  Visitors can view over fifty original paintings on display to the public for the very first time, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Pollyanna will be on hand throughout and will be pleased to chat to visitors about her work and the wildlife which inspires her.

This exhibition will run from 18th  November – 3rd December 10.00am – 6.00pm at  The Gallery Brookvale House Oaker Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2JJ (AA Signposted) Admission Free

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Among the paintings on display there will be the opportunity to view the study of the Jacob’s Ram which was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Painting in Show 2017 by the Association of Animal Artists as well as the painting of a Barn Owl which was short listed for the Landscape Artist of the Year award earlier this year.

Visitors will also be able to browse at leisure through the latest additions to Pollyanna’s extensive ranges of greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work – including stationery, jigsaws, tea sets, china mugs, linen ware cross stitch kits, signed sets of her postage stamps issued in Africa, and first day covers for the Royal Mail alongside an exclusive display of the latest selection

of gift ware commissioned by Harrods.  All of her books will be available, and Pollyanna will be happy to sign copies purchased during the event. Two new signed limited edition prints will be exclusively launched during the exhibition.  The latest brand new card and paper crafting kits and printable DVDroms will also be available – as launched live on television in a series of regular and increasingly popular progra

mmes featuring Pollyanna live in the studio on the Create and Craft channel!

There will be over 150 Christmas card designs to choose from, including the latest charity cards designed by Pollyanna for the RSPB, Guide dogs for the Blind, The Born Free Foundation, Blue Cross and Marie Curie among many others. New fine art calendars of her work will be available for 2018, along with a range of eco-friendly wrapping paper and cards, and even Christmas decorations featuring Pollyanna’s designs!

Click Here for additional information about this event

Check back later in the year for talks and exhibitions in October

 

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Check back later in the year for talks and exhibitions in September

Pollyanna’s Wonderful World Exhibition – Now Open!

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The exhibition ‘Wonderful World’ is now open in Pollyanna’s private gallery in Derbyshire.  the event runs from Saturday 17th June,  until 2nd July.  Pollyanna will be in the gallery every day to welcome visitors to view her brand new collection of artwork, inspired by her painting expeditions to all seven continents.

Click here for full details about the event.

Painting : Pride of the Masai

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Study of the African Lion

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