Recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists, Pip McGarry has an international reputation for his oil paintings of big cats and African game.
Pip first came to prominence in 2004 with his popular seven part series on ITV called ‘A Brush with the Wild’, co-presented by Anneka Rice. The programme was filmed on location both in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire, with Pip teaching celebrities such as Christine Hamilton, Linda Robson, Jenny Eclair and Nerys Hughes how to paint African wildlife.
Pip is the founder and Chairman of the largest wildlife art society in Europe and has been the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Marwell for fifteen years. In 2014 the zoo built an art gallery in the park to exclusively house Pip’s paintings. Pip has also filmed several painting DVD’s over the years at Marwell that were later broadcast on terrestrial TV, and his latest programme was produced in 2013 at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
He has organized and led over twenty safaris for wildlife artists and photographers to the remote game reserves of Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya. More than thirty of his original paintings have been sold at international fine art auctions and in 2008 his painting ‘Flight of the Zebras’ sold for more than £29,000. ($58,000) at Christies in London. He has also raised many thousands of pounds for conservation causes over the years.