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

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.

May – July 2010

Joanna was invited to paint a 6ft fiberglass Elephant for charity ‘Elephant Family’ raising money to save the endangered Asian Elephant. 250 Elephants were positioned around London.