Pollyanna showcases Scottish wildlife

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Pollyanna Pickering is to showcase her latest paintings of Scotland’s wildlife during an exhibition in November.

This year has been officially designated The Year of Natural Scotland, and in celebration of this event Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering, of Oaker near Matlock, has created a remarkable new collection of work inspired by her recent travels in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.

Pollyanna will be opening her private gallery at Brookvale House Oaker, Matlock, DE4 2JJ (AA signposted) from November 16- December 1 from 10am–6pm.

“This is a special exhibition, with over 50 of my original paintings inspired by my love of the wildlife of Scotland, which will be on display to the public for the first time,” says Pollyanna, who is widely acclaimed as one of Europe’s foremost wildlife artists,” said Pollyanna.

“I have sketched Scottish wildlife – including red squirrels, pine martens and the elusive Scottish Wildcats – from the banks of Loch Ness to the Black isle, observed dolphins and the Moray Firth, and ospreys at Loch Garten.  Also featured in the exhibition will be my favourites – Highland Cows – animals for whom every day is a bad hair day!”

Pollyanna is renowned for her travels into some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world, where she studies and paints endangered species in their increasingly fragile habitats.

However, every winter Pollyanna opens her private gallery for an exhibition inspired by her love of British Wildlife

Also on display throughout will be  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, china mugs, 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.

There will be over 150 Christmas card designs to choose from, including the latest charity cards  published by  Guide dogs for the Blind, the RSPCA,  Cats Protection League, The Wildlife Trust,  and Blue Cross among many others. Five new fine art calendars of her work will be available for 2014, along with a new range of eco-friendly wrapping paper and cards, and even Christmas crackers featuring her designs!

For further information phone 01629 55851 or visit http://www.pollyannapickering.co.uk