A.E. London Studio, Endangered Species Fine Art
Anne E. London is an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and the conservation and celebration of endangered species. Through her earlier Intaglio engravings to her latest work with impressionistic charcoal and watercolor, Anne brings to life breathtaking portraits of wildlife in their natural habitats.
She regularly travels to Africa and other wild locations across the planet to witness and study endangered species firsthand, record the face of nature through her "Portraits of the Wild," and bring her Arts For Animals program to local children. Her digital studio holds a collection of her works, photos from the field, and journal entries from her adventures across the planet.Read More >
Anne's artistic journey began over 40 years ago in Los Angeles, during her early film industry career. She worked with actress Tippi Hedren, who founded the Shambala Preserve -- a refuge in California for big cats, elephants, and many other endangered species. It was there Anne first realized she could meld her artwork with her love for animals.
Since then, she has won numerous critical national and international awards. As a Signature Artist Member of the Society of Animal Artists, she is recognized as having attained the highest level of artistic achievment in the field of animal art. In 2005, she won the society's prestigious "Award of Excellence" for her piece, "Kitabu."
Anne is also an active, participating member of Artists for Conservation, an organization spanning 5 continents and 30 countries, that celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature and directly supports individuals and organizations committed to nature and animal conservation worldwide. In 2013, she was nominated for the prestigious Simon Combs Conservation award for her work in educating African children through her non-profit, ARTS FOR ANIMALS.
In 2017, her work was chosen again to exhibit in the ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION's annual "International Exhibit of Nature in Art" and her artwork, "Got Your Back" for their annual calendar.
Anne appears frequently in global media, both as an artist and a champion of animal rights. She remains passionate about sharing the beauty and majesty of Africa with other animal enthusiasts she meets on her travels, and her role in protecting our planet's endangered species is one she holds sacred.
She returns to Africa each year with small groups of fellow conservations and friends to gather new ideas, work at her wildlife center and immerse herself "in the wild." With her husband, Jim Hart, she travels the planet learning about and sketching wildlife. From the lowland swamps of Borneo researching the incredible orangutan, to the clear waters off Tonga to study whale birthing, Anne dives deep into the habitats, behavior, and threats to the species she draws.
Beyond studying and drawing wildlife, Anne also works with local schools in remote African communities to introduce children to art. In 2012, she and Jim founded "Arts for Animals," an innovative program for young African students that links creativity with conservation. Today, "Arts for Animals" is a USA based non-profit which teaches children worldwide to draw endangered and threatened animals while stressing the importance of preserving their wildlife and wild habitats.
Only two years later, through hard work and collector support, Anne and her husband Jim built a new regional Wildlife Conservation Center in Zimbabwe. It reaches hundreds of children each year with its goal of increasing awareness of the importance of their wildlife for the future. The center has been recognized by the Zimbabwe government as a model for future government built centers across the country. For more information, visit www.artsforanimals.com
Today, Anne's studio is located near the shores of Lake Pontchatrain in Mandeville, Louisiana, near New Orleans. Her art continues to evolve as Anne adopts new materials and techniques. She continues to feature her work in galleries, shows, and exhibitions across the United States and around the world. Over the last thirty years, Anne's art has helped raise several million dollars for wildlife conservation organizations and programs across the globe. She continues her life's focus of making a difference in the survival of our planet's wildlife.
We hope you enjoy your safari through this website and can immerse yourself in the "wilds" of Anne's imagination and art.