PIPPA MCMANUS - OUR AMAZING ARTIST
Friends of Leon Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming show GYPSET: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, an exhibition by exciting fashion illustrator PIPPA MCMANUS. Pippa McManus is one of Australia’s most successful illustrators. With over 14,000 Instagram followers, her popularity now stretches the globe. In 2012, Pippa won an international illustration competition judged by ingenious London fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. She has illustrated for power brands in the fashion industry, Dolce&Gabanna, Giorgio Armani, Wildfox and Steve Madden.
It was in her first copy of Paris Vogue at age 14 that Pippa found her true calling – fashion illustration. Pippa is now a recognised fixture at fashion week shows, having illustrated for Australian designers such as Ellery, Manning Cartell and Aurelio Costerella.
After a string of sell out exhibitions Pippa will showcase her latest collection GYPSET: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, a colourful and vibrant new body of work depicting the life of the modern day jet setter.
“Living the life of the ultimate bohemian traveler, she hops from continent to continent, tribe to tribe, collecting treasures and memories along the way. Moroccan colours excite her and the Peruvian landscape calms her as she wanders from place to place with flowers in her hair. She visits India for silvers, Africa for beads and Spain for lace. She expresses herself through eclectic florals and clashing ikats. She’s a misfit who belongs to no tribe but herself. “