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.

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.

Welcome to my new website!

One of my goals for 2014 was to develop a new website to be a ‘shop front’ for my work. During July and August, I have been working closely with Lesley, David and the team from The Front Room Marketing and Design who have been paramount in helping me build this wonderful new website with an ecommerce function giving everyone access to a magnified view of the detail in my work. We have created a book showing the highlights of my career to date as an artist and I am delighted to introduce you to ‘Joanna’s Journey’ giving you snippets of my work and how I have grown with the support of celebrities, my shows and the precious charities I have worked with over the years. I have included some sketches of my work outlining some of the processes I follow to create a painting, or a series of paintings to compliment the interiors of gorgeous homes across the globe. Please note, only a few pages of my latest work are displayed but the construction of this book continues over the next month – we will add more as soon as we can, so please stay tuned. I hope you enjoy my new website and I would love to hear your feedback. Please email me on joanna@joannamay.com or Facebook / Twitter me at Joanna May Artist.

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.

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