John Illsley

Founder member and Bassist of Dire Straits. Since DS Stopped touring In 1992, I have been painting in my studio’s in Hampshire and Provence. I have had several one man shows in London, New York, Sydney and Provence over the last 20 years, currently represented by The Belgravia Gallery.

Trying to capture the overwhelming nobility of the lion.

This Lion is part of The London Pride sculpture trail.

Big Blue

Tusk Lion Trail 2021 - John Illsley - Generously sponsored by Image Credit: Nick Andrews
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Located at Glass House Street
30 Glasshouse St, W1B 4DY

Image Credit: Nick Andrews

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Lion Sculpture Location:

Glass House Street

30 Glasshouse St, W1B 4DY

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This lion will go to auction at Bonhams on 9 November 2021, with 100% of sale proceeds going directly to support Tusk’s conservation projects in Africa. To register your interest in advance please contact Tusk on 01747 831005 or [email protected]

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