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.

November 2012 -The Iconic Animals of London Zoo

Joanna May’s solo show titled ‘The Iconic Animals of London Zoo’ held at The Savoy in London and celebrated David Attenborough’s sixty years in wildlife television. The show was opened by wildlife television presenter Michaela Strachan and attended by the actress Rula Lenska

October 2011 – The Chris Packham Exhibition

The Chris Packham Exhibition, October 2011. Joanna held an exhibition of her work in her beautiful chapel/school house, opened by the TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham. Chris auctioned off one of Joanna’s paintings to help raise funds for his girlfriend Charlotte Corney’s zoo on the Isle of White. Chris also presented a talk on conservation.

July 2011

Joanna was married to David Ladd on Saturday 23rd July 2011, their wedding was covered by Wiltshire Life Magazine. Here are some of the shots taken by Wiltshire Life on their happy day.

November 2010 – Year of the Tiger Exhibition

The Year of the Tiger Exhibition attended by the TV presenter Chris Packham and his girlfriend Charlotte Corney, the CEO of the Isle of Wight Zoo. The exhibition was held at the Joanna May Gallery in Marlborough in November 2010. The research for the paintings was based on the tigers at Charlotte Corney’s Zoo on the Isle of Wight. Jo was also filmed while sketching for local TV on the Isle of Wight and photographed for the press. The event raised £2,000 for tiger conservation for WWF who opened the event at Jo’s gallery. Chris Packham also spoke about his experience of tiger conservation.