The Official Opening of Devizes Gallery – Saturday 25th April 2015

After a frantic three months in my Devizes gallery, I am delighted to announce that the gallery will be officially opened with Paul Martin, presenter from BBC’s ‘Flog It’, cutting the ribbon at midday on Saturday 25th April 2015.   The gallery will be open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm for everyone to enjoy the celebrations. My paintings will all be available to purchase during the day and my cards including the latest Seasonal Hare collection will be available in packs of four.  The beautiful wire sculptures by Rachel Ducker, ceramic and miniature hares from Pippa Hill, the ‘oh so collectible’, Loco Glassware and Amy Lancaster‘s hares made from  garden implement’s and old farm machinery will also be available.

Silver Hare Female 1 a painting by Joanna May. Joanna uses silver paint threading through the image giving glamour and a sense of movement to the painting. This is a female hare boxing.

Seasonal Hare Cards available to purchase direct from the Devizes Gallery

Titled Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter, I am delighted to announce that my popular Seasonal Hare collection are available to purchase as gift cards.  There are two packs with one card of each painting and the packs are £10.00 each which is amazing value at £2.50 per card.  These packs of cards can be purchased in the Devizes Gallery at 20 High Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1AT.   Spring/Summer includes Cornucopia, Summer Cornucopia, Timeless and A Moment in Time   Autumn/Winter include: Holly, Holly Hare, Aumumn Dance and Dancing Hare

The Awareness of the Hare – 10am to 5pm, Sunday 8th March 2015

Plans are well underway for my next event focusing on the Hare and showcasing my latest Hare painting.  Click here to view more details.  I am delighted that once again, I will be supported by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and they will be presenting a talk on the the Hare at 12 pm The exhibition will unveil a new collection of Hare paintings and drawings created in a modern way, including a new concept using words for shading.  My series of collectible Traditional, Zodiac and Modern Hare prints will be available and my new collection of Hare cards will be revealed! In addition, I will be selling ceramic and miniature hares from Pippa Hill, plus Amy Lancaster’s hares made from garden implement’s and old farm machinery. Invitations will be arriving in your inbox and letterbox in the middle of February.  Please add this date to your diary – 8th March 2015 and keep watching. If you can’t wait for your invitation, then please RSVP to me on joanna@joannamay.com to let me know that you would like to attend. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Durer Hare by Joanna May. Joaanna's version of the famous painting by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1502 of the hare. The painting is made out of the word Durer repeated over and over again to create shading.

It’s official – I have opened a gallery in Devizes!

A smaller gallery in Devizes , Wiltshire called Joanna May Art and Gifts – so everyone can afford to invest in a piece of Joanna May. My art will be complimented with my cards, beautiful wire sculpture by Rachel Ducker, ceramic and miniature hares from Pippa Hill, the ‘oh so collectible’, Loco Glassware and Amy Lancaster‘s hares made from  garden implement’s and old farm machinery.  All these gifts and works of art are so so cool and funky, you will just love them. I am so looking forward to opening the doors on Thursday 4th December 2014 and staying open for late night shopping in Devizes, Wiltshire. Please do come and visit us me at 20 High Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1AT.    

Christmas Opening Weekend – 6/7 December 2014

My Christmas viewing weekend will be at my home in Keevil, Wiltshire. 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December 2014 Come and enjoy a glass of Christmas cheer while browsing my latest paintings including Heart of Gold – the first in my Lion Heart series. I would love to personally wish you a Happy Christmas.  Please email me on joanna@joannamay.com to let me know you would like to attend.

Art and Interiors Show, Wiltshire

Earlier this year I was delighted to host a show with Paul Martin, the presenter from BBC’s ‘Flog It’, talking about ‘incorporating modern interiors with contemporary art’. This was a connection with my work and the wire sculptures of Rachel Ducker and how they complete and complement modern interiors in, for example Steven Graver’s award winning kitchens. Unveiled at the show were two different pieces, but a new style of my work.  An image is created using a word repeated over and over again building up and representing the figure in a monochrome type object. ‘Hare-kin’ the hare sold immediately. The other piece, ‘Roar’ is made up of the word Roar used over and over again to form shading. Also released at the show was a young prancing Zebra against a striking red background across two canvasses which sold; and responding to client feedback, I produced three smaller original leopards in pink, white and cerise red. The show was attended by 100 people visiting our home in Wiltshire on a sunny spring day. Following the PR from this show, I made great contacts with those that attended and many that couldn’t because of other commitments and the sale of paintings and prints has been fantastic. I have enjoyed engaging with the people that connected with me on my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. If you are not already connected with me, then I hope you do to keep up to date with the progress of my latest work.  I look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.