The Hare on the Moon Exhibition 15th and 16th June 2019. I am excited to finally reveal the surprise… The Hare on the Moon is a treasure hunt book! In the beautifully illustrated book, you will embark on a mystical journey, with the hare and the help of the man on the moon, to unlock the star signs and to find the treasures which help to release her.The pages are interspersed with beautiful illustrations helping to guide you. Your mission is to find the clues, identify the required words and find the map coordinates to locate the sacred site. Only the author of this book and her husband know where the important site is, and they enticingly believe it is as likely to be solved by a bright teenager as an Oxford Don. The book will become a family treasure, and will make a very special gift. Publication is due in November 2019, and you can pre-order here.
The Global White Lion Protection Trust show
I was thrilled to host a fundraising exhibition on behalf of the Global White Lion Protection Trust in June 2019. I showcased the paintings for the upcoming book ‘Hare In The Moon’ – beautifully illustrated treasure hunt book, in the style of the the famous 1970’s Masquerade treasure hunt book, which can be pre-ordered here. We raised £1,000 for the lions on the day by selling the Pisces original for £8,000. Following the exhibition, Linda Tucker and ecologist Jason Turner spoke at Bath Spa University, about the work of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, which has united ancient indigenous knowledge with western science to help save the species.
Cotswold Hare Trail March 2017
I was delighted to be asked to create a Hare for the 2017 Cotswold Hare Trail. A five foot fibreglass hare arrived on my doorstep, a blank canvass to decorate however I liked…it was slightly daunting, but very exciting. I decorated my hare with images from my upcoming book ‘The Hare in the Moon.’
Sizzling September Sale – Sept 2016
I had a fantastic time hosting a September exhibit, offering reduced prices on my originals for the first time to help fund the development of my book that is planned for publication in 2019.
Celebrating my first year in Devizes
Happy to announce that I have had a very successful first year and enjoyed celebrating this in my Devizes gallery on Saturday 5thDecember 2015. Thank you to all the clients that helped to celebrate this with me. Being in Devizes has been most enjoyable as it has reacquainted me with the Hare and the bestselling print during 2015 has proved to be Moon Gazing Hare.
April 2015 – The Official Opening of the Devizes Gallery
Joanna opened her Devizes gallery on Saturday, 25th April 2015. The opening was a huge success and a huge thank you to everyone that visited on the day, especially to Paul Martin and Rula Lenska for all their support and for making the day so much fun. Lots of unexpected sales were made, but to top it all, the original Red Leopard paingting sold for £10,000 along with hare prints, loco glass ware and Pippa Hill sculptures.
March 2015 – Awareness of the Hare
This exhibition held at Joanna’s home in Keevil unveiled some new modern hare paintings and drawings along with her whole series of hare prints. She also unveiled for the first time her popular series of the Seasonal Hare as packs of gift cards. Supported by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, their fundraising manager Michele Gard delighted us all with an enlightening talk on the Hare.
March 2014 – Art and Interior Exhibition
Joanna May Art and Interior Exhibition held on Saturday 29th March 2014 in her home near to Devizes Wiltshire. Joanna was delighted to have guest speaker Paul Martin, presenter from BBC’s ‘Flog It’ at the exhibition.
October 2013- Animals Asia Charity Auction
This event, in October 2013, was the launch of my series of Moon Bear paintings and auctioning prints and paintings to support the Animals Asia charity raising awareness and funds to help end bear farming for bile in China and Vietnam. The day was attended by Animals Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson MBE with actress Rula Lenska and “Flog It” presenter Paul Martin generously donating their time to help me with this worthy cause.
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