Official Opening – Joanna May Gallery, Devizes

On Sat October 26th 2019 the Mayor of Devizes, Judy Rose helped cut the rope on my new gallery. The new gallery is located at 16 Northgate Street, Devizes, and I would love to welcome you there and show you the artwork from my upcoming book The Hare On The Moon – A Treasure Hunt Book which is available to pre-order here.

The Hare on the Moon Book exhibition – June 2019

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.

Joanna’s Christmas Exhibition

I am excited to announce my next show on Saturday 2nd December 10am to 5pm at my lovely converted Methodist Chapel in Keevil, Wilts. This is to present the progress on my forthcoming book “The Hare in the Moon” which I am looking forward to showing the beautiful, intricate new Gold Borders and Drawings but also to view other work with the potential to purchase Limited Edition Prints and Original Paintings at reduced prices for Xmas whilst enjoying a glass of wine. I’d love to see you on the day and would ask If you could be so kind as to let me know if you will be attending so that I am aware of the approximate numbers but even if you haven’t advised please feel free to turn up on the day. Parking will be in the field behind the house which is accessed through the drive of our Chapel House. I really look forward to hearing from you and seeing you.   If you wish to print out the invite, you can download a copy here: Joanna May’s Christmas Exhibition Invite

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.  

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.