Pip McGarry is a self-taught professional wildlife artist with an international reputation. Pip first came to prominence in 2004 with his popular UK television series ‘A Brush With The Wild’, which was co-presented by Anneka Rice. The series was filmed on location in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire, Engand, with Pip teaching celebrities how to paint wildlife.
Pip has been the official 'Artist-in-Residence' at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire since 1999 and was the founder and Chairman of 'Marwell International Wildlife Art Society' (MIWAS), the largest wildlife art society in Europe. In 2014 Marwell designed and constructed a purpose built gallery in their retail outlet to exclusively house Pip’s paintings for sale to the public. He was an official judge for the BBC ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ competition from 2009 to 2012.
Pip has organized and led nearly thirty camping safaris for artists and photographers into the remote game reserves of Northern Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya - his September 2005 expedition took a group of nineteen adventurers to explore the Kalahari and Okavango Delta. Pip has also travelled abroad extensively and has lived both in Central America and the Far East.
Through funds donated by MIWAS and sales of his own paintings, Pip has currently raised in excess of £160,000 for wildlife conservation. This includes donations to DSWF, Save The Tiger, the Epulu Okapi Game Reserve, the Dambari Black Rhino Foundation and Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire.