Exhibitions

Pollyanna has held numerous one man exhibitions in top galleries in the UK and Worldwide.

For many years she was accredited to the Tryon & Moorland gallery in London, and staged a major exhibition 'A Charm of Birds' with them in 1981. She is proud to have staged the inaugural exhibitions at the Peter Simmonite Gallery (Sheffield, 1981) the Pentameters Gallery (Hampstead, 1987) the new wildlife art gallery at the Derby City Museum and Art gallery (1998), and the Fable gallery (Sheffield, 2000) In 2007 she staged her first joint exhibition with her daughter Anna-Louise, an accomplished photographer. In 1983 her work was accepted for exhibition by the Royal Academy.

Pollyanna has also exhibited with the Halcyon Gallery in Birmingham, Selfridges Art gallery, the Westminster Galleries, and the Mall galleries in London, (the latter with the Society of Wildlife Artists), along with many other regional UK galleries and venues including Renishaw Hall by kind invitation of Lady Sitwell, and Sandbeck Hall by invitaion of the Earl of Scarborough.

As a patron of The Wildlife Art Society, Pollyanna is pleased to include original work in their exhibitions, including their annual exhibition.In 2000 this was held at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, in association with the Wildscreen film awards, October 2000, during the exhibition Pollyanna was awarded theprestigeous Millenium Trophy. In 2002 she accrued the most public votes for the best painting in the exhibition for a single artist. She won the Gold Award for the best painting in their 2003 international art exhibition, and was honoured to act as their celebrity ambassador at the VIP evening. In the same year she was one of three finalists for the for the Christopher Parson's award for the best portfolio of work. In 2004 she was again awarded their Gold Medal, and in 2006 accepted the post of patron of the society, since when she has presented the awards at the annual exhibition.

In 2005 Pollyanna included work in the International Wildlife Art Exhibition in Milan, and flew over to officially open the event during the glittering preview evening which was filmed for Italian television. She has also exhibited on Italy's beautiful Portofino coast, at the Hotel Portofino Klum, renowned for its 'Art Salon' events, alongside renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn (the son of actor Anthony Quinn), whose work has been commissioned by the Vatican and the United Nations, and can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums throughout Europe.

She has exhibited in the Marathon Boatyard gallery in Florida, and with Christies International at the Barren Grounds Bird Observatory in Australia. Pollyanna also exhibitits regularly with the Society of Feline Artists in London, and in the National Exhibition of Widlife Art in Liverpool.

In 2008 she exhibited work at the Hiraum Blauvelt Art Museum in New York with the Artists for Conservation Foundation, highlighting her participation in the flag expeditions programme. Her work has since been included in their annual exhibitions.

In 1980 Pollyanna established a private gallery at her home in the Peak District of Derbyshire. As well as housing a permanent display of work (Viewable strictly by appointment only). The gallery is opened annually every Christmas for special exhibitions of new work, and has also been the venue for major Summer exhibitions of work inspired by her foreign expeditions including exhibitions inspired by Bhutan and China . An exhibition to was also held in the gallery as one of the offiical events to mark the 25th anniversary of The Born Free Foundation.

Her original paintings also hang in private and corporate collections around the world from Australia to Siberia, gracing the walls of major companies including British Gas and Hoover. Public figures who own paintings include Sheik Mohammed, Virginia McKenna, David Bowie and John Hurt. The art collection of Princess Anne includes a pencil study of a horse presented to her during a ceremony in 1998.





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