Pip is one of Europe’s leading professional wildlife artists with an international reputation for his paintings of big cats and African animals. He has been the ‘Artist-in-Residence’ at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire since 1999 and is the founder and Chairman of the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, the largest wildlife art society in Europe.
More than twenty of his paintings have been successfully auctioned at Christies and Sotheby’s auctioneers in London and his originals have been sold to many international purchasers in a number of countries. He has had a large number of paintings reproduced as limited editions by De Montfort Fine Art, the UK’s leading fine art publisher and has recently signed a licensing contract with Applejack Art Partners of the USA.
Pip has travelled extensively, having lived in Central America and the Far East. For a number of years he has been organising and leading camping safaris for artists and photographers into the remote game reserves of Northern Botswana and has also camped in the game reserves of East Africa. His night-time encounter with a lion whilst on safari was featured in ‘Tales from the Bush’ in the September 2006 issue of the BBC Wildlife magazine.
In 2003 he was filmed at Marwell Zoological Park for a tutorial oil painting video and DVD by Teaching Art Ltd, the UK’s largest producer of art tutorial DVDs.
In 2004, he devised and appeared in the successful seven-part Meridian Television series ‘A Brush With The Wild’, which was filmed on location in Kenya and at Marwell Zoological Park. The series was presented by Anneka Rice and featured Pip teaching celebrities such as Christine Hamilton, Nerys Hughes, Lesley Joseph, Helen Lederer, Linda Robson and Jenny Éclair how to paint wildlife.
Pip is a member of the UK Fine Art Trade Guild and an elected member of the prestigious USA Society of Animal Artists.