Lion designs have been submitted by award-winning artists and designers, including Dame Zandra Rhodes and Christian Lacroix/Louis Vuitton designer Craig Wheatley, as well as children's book illustrators, street artists and mosaic artists.
The roarsome pride will be on public display across the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead from 10th August (World Lion Day!) until 27th October.
After nearly three months delighting lion fans of all ages, the pride will then head off to the Lions Roar Goodbye auction preview weekend, before the charity auction at the Runnymede Hotel near Windsor on 21st November.
Iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes painting her lion at her studio in London.
Lion artist Eleanor McColl flew over from Hong Kong to paint her lion, Barbary, for sponsor Regus Windsor.
Artist Lyora Pissarro, great-great-granddaughter of the famous French impressionist Camille Pissarro, flew in from New York to paint her lion. When the sculpture was delivered, her mother Lelia Pissarro was so impressed by the magnificent beast that she asked to decorate one too! The creative mother and daughter team enjoyed bonding over their mini-Pissarro pride as they painted side by side in the conservatory!
Artist Anna Kompaniets decorating her lion for Berry's Jewellers, which will be on display outside the famous Windsor jewellers in Peascod Street
Sculptor, Artist and Jeweller Andrew Logan taking delivery of his lion at his appropriately named local in mid Wales! 'The King and I' is now fluorescent pink with a bejewelled crown and on display at the Old Court Arts Centre in St Leonard's Road.
Andrew and his crowned lion at our first media launch with the amazingly aptly named Mayor and Mayoress Lion!
A huge thank you to all of the fabulously talented artists who kindly submitted lion designs.