Belgravia in Bloom – Foraging – Polly Hosp


49 x 38 cm
Original print (1 of 1) – monoprint and gold leaf

“The life of a baboon is challenging, especially before the rains when there are few juicy roots to dine on. This piece reflects the African dry season, it references local textiles and hints at the vast Mopani cathedrals in South Luangwa, Zambia. The gold leaf is all about hope – fresh vegetation that will burst into life with the first drops of rain.” – Polly Hosp 

Artist bio

Polly Hosp’s practice is built on a deep connection with the fragile natural world and a passion for the environment. She captures unique wildlife moments with a focus on animal behaviour, movement and storytelling. 

Building on memories of the Kent countryside, plus over a decade living in the heart of the African bush, Polly’s aim is to engage the viewer in big conservation issues through simple joyful imagery. 

Drawing is at the heart of her practice, and printmaking is how Polly brings her artwork to life. Images emerge through the layering of process, where texture and tone create visions of memories, transporting the viewer to a new place. The line is integral, but the process is all about expression.  



‘Into the Wild’
Belgravia in Bloom 2023
In partnership with Catherine Best
22ND– 29TH May

Belgravia in Bloom is an annual floral art show, coinciding with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show each May. Local shops and brands are invited to showcase their creative skills, get into the seasonal spirit, and compete against one another for the best shopfront display – on Elizabeth Street – one of the prettiest streets in London. To celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Into the Wild’, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is delighted to be partnering with the internationally acclaimed luxury jewellery brand, Catherine Best, for this year’s event.

Hosted from Monday 22nd of May to Monday, 29th of May, at their new Elizabeth Street store, visitors can join in celebrating this annual event whilst browsing and purchasing our unique jewellery and wildlife artwork from DSWF’s talented artist community.

The Exhibition is a testament to the efforts of 10 incredible artists, each creating a piece in celebration of ‘Into the Wild’. Artwork from the exhibition is available for purchase with 50% going towards DSWF’s wildlife conservation work, alongside a portion from all sales of Catherine Best jewellery in-store during the week.