Lion designs were submitted by award-winning artists and designers, including Dame Zandra Rhodes and former Christian Lacroix studio head Craig Wheatley, as well as Lyora and Lelia Pissarro, sculptor Andrew Logan, a celebrity Thai jeweller, leading textile and print designers, book illustrators, street artists and mosaic artists.
The roarsome pride went on public display across the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead from 10th August (World Lion Day!) until 31st 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 on 9th & 10th November at Windsor Yards (ex-Fenwick store), before the charity auction on 28th November at the Runnymede Hotel near Windsor.
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 very aptly named Mayor and Mayoress Lion!
A huge thank you to all of the fabulously talented artists who kindly submitted lion designs.