The Feline Foundation Welcomes Gary Hodges
We are so excited to welcome Gary Hodges to Artist Exchange this month. He is world renowned for his stunning lifelike wildlife drawings and we can't thank him enough for agreeing to be a part of Artist Exchange.
To celebrate the Global March for Lions which is happening for the second year in a row (more info here) on 14th March, Gary has very kindly donated his drawing, LION. The limited edition print of this drawing sold out in 1993 so these tees and totes really are one of a kind!
Gary Hodges is the UK’s best selling and most collectable pencil artist. Throughout his groundbreaking career, his art has won him many prestigious awards.
Since 1987, 127 limited editions have been published from his drawings, practically all have sold out. This represents nearly 108,000 signed limited prints – few other artists across the globe can make this claim.
He has an international and star-studded following and his drawings hang in homes all over the world. Gary has demonstrated a remarkable generosity towards wildlife charities and has given over half a million pounds towards the protection and conservation of wild animals, an important part of his ethos of giving back to the creatures that inspire him.
Three film documentaries have been made about his art, the most recent, Wild at Art, presented by his long time friend and collector, actress Rula Lenska.
He has exhibited his drawings and prints in galleries, charity shows and auctions for the last 33 years, with solo shows in Paris and London. His most recent accolade, Drawn to the Soul, was a retrospective exhibition of his art, at the prestigious Nature in Art, the world’s first museum dedicated to art inspired by nature.
His next major solo show will be at the Mall Galleries in the heart of London, in April 2016. Two thirds of the profits from the exhibition will benefit wildlife.
Heart & Soul is the title of his third, eagerly awaited limited edition book, the others having sold out. It is an intensely intimate autobiography, lavishly illustrated throughout with Gary’s unique drawings and personal photographs. Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of the Born Free Foundation, collector and friend, has written the touching foreword for this book.
He is a self-taught artist.
Gary's beautiful drawing LION, will only be available for the month of March, so pop on over to the shop to get your merchandise now. As always, 100% of the profits go to the charities we support, and from now until 3rd March you can get $5 off when you spend $30 or more. Just enter coupon code GOGREEN at checkout. Huge thanks to Gary for supporting cats, big and small, with his participation.