A professional artist for more than 30 years, Anne London has combined her two passions ; art and wildlife.
Following a different path led her from her early film industry career in Los Angeles took her to working with actress Tippi Hedren, founder of Shambala – a refuge for big cats, elephants and many other endangered species.
That was more than 30 years ago, and her trek has led her repeatedly to Africa and other wild locations – to witness firsthand and record the face of nature through her “Portraits of the Wild.”
Through her art and her passion for preserving the magic of our planet’s wildlife, Anne ‘s international friendships and conservation partnerships have blossomed. It is those friendships and the wonderful folks that she meets through her art that she treasures most.
She travels to Africa regularly, bringing back her field sketches and photographs and basing the next year’s “Portraits Of The Wild”, on them.
Over the past 3 decades, she has won numerous critical awards across the nation, including the prestigious Award Of Excellence given by the Society of Animal Artists. One of her passions is sharing the beauty and majesty of Africa and it’s wildlife with the other African Animal enthusiasts she meets on her travels. She has appeared in both national and international media many times over her career as both an artist and champion of animal rights.
London’s role in the preservation of our planet’s endangered species is one she holds sacred.
Last year, after spending a month in the remote lowland swamps of Borneo researching the endangered Orangutan and learning more about their habitat and plight, Anne resumed her busy schedule, exhibiting in well over 25 shows around the country.
She has since moved to a new environment and studio in Louisiana. Perhaps due to new spaces and energies, her art has continued to evolve utilizing new materials and techniques. She returned to her beloved Africa last fall with a group of fellow conservationists and art enthusiasts to gather new ideas and immerse herself again “in the wild”.
This year she is featured in 25 shows and exhibitions around this country as well as in South Africa where she continues to support and develop groundbreaking projects.