Anne the ArtistArtist Anne London has been painting African wildlife since 1982 and working and drawing in Africa since 1999. Over the last 30 years, she has worked with numerous international conservation organizations to preserve African wildlife.
Anne's artistic abilities were apparent at an early age when she began selling her artwork professionally in Los Angeles while still in junior high school. She graduated from California State University, where she developed her talents under the tutelage of renowned artist and educator, Saul Bernstein.
She first discovered she could combine her two passions -- art and animals -- while working with film actress Tippi Hedren in Los Angeles. Tippi is the founder of Shambala, a refuge in California for big cats, elephants and many other endangered species. Anne has since developed a remarkable career as an internationally acclaimed artist and champion of animal conservation.
Anne's immigrant parents encouraged her to expand her talents as they explored their new country and its wildlife. Those combined interests have taken her to Africa, Asia and all over the Americas in pursuit of her subject matter: endangered species. "The commercial art world was not for me," she says. "All I could think about were those animals and the problems they faced as a species. I wanted future generations to be able to experience the magnificence of seeing these beautiful animals living in their native habitat."