Visit Pollyanna Pickering exhibition from today

Here be dragons….. and leopards, tigers, elephants, rhinos orang-utans – and so much more.

Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering is presenting an exhibition inspired by her recent expedition into the jungles of Indonesia.

Over 50 paintings will be exhibited to the public for the first time from June 18-July 3 at her private gallery at Brookvale House, Oker, near Matlock.

Pollyanna is often asked if she ever faces any dangerous situations while on her working expeditions – and on this most recent journey she came face to face with one of the most potentially dangerous creatures she has ever studied – armed only with a stick – the legendary komodo dragons.

She trekked in temperatures which reached 43ºC in order to make sketches of the world’s largest and most dangerous venomous lizards in their natural habitat. Pollyanna also made a pilgrimage to Camp Leakey in Borneo which has been dedicated to the study, preservation and rescue of orang-utans for over 30 years.

She will be in her studio throughout the exhibition which is open from 10am-6pm. For more details go to