- The Artist
One of this year's milestones was being invited to show my art internationally in Paris, London,Tokyo,Namibia and South Africa as well as being featured by internationally recognized organizations and events.
I exhibited three pieces at The Louvre, Paris—Salon International d'art Contemporain. It was a real thrill and my art is now being shown at an exhibition In Helsinki, Finland by an internationally recognized gallery that loved my work.
I was also invited to participate in an exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society in London through an event called SKETCH FOR SURVIVAL with the proceeds going to Wildlife conservation programs all over Africa.
In July, we sent art for a Rhino Anti Poaching event in Johannesburg to help establish a scholarship program with the Southern Africa Ranger College. Through them,we have started a program using my art to raise ARTS FOR ANIMALS funds for Park Ranger scholarships for deserving African students.
My work was also chosen again to exhibit in the ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION annual " International Exhibit of Nature in Art" and, again, on their annual calendar. ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION is the planet's leading artist group dedicated to supporting the environment, spanning 5 continents and 27 countries. Comprising many of the world's most gifted nature artists, AFC is a driving force in the global artistic movement for conservation, inspiring other artists,individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage. AFC has certainly been an inspiration for me and given me a benchmark to aspire to in making a difference on our planet.
Anne is also a "Signature Member" of THE SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS, an organization dedicated to excellence in the portrayal of Animals with an exclusive membership of over 500 members worldwide. "Signature Members" are those few members eligible to vote and are considered to have achieved the highest level of artistic achievement. She was chosen again this year for their prestigious, annual, "Art and the Animal " exhibition .