- The Artist
We just had a great visit from old friends,Tom and Kathy Lieden of the USA Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Tom retired from running a very successful Cabinet company to channel his energy into saving Giraffes as well as Cranes and Penguins. They have collected Anne's art for over 20 years and we always look forward to seeing them when we visit Ohio. Tom heads several international conservation foundations and spends much of his time raising money and awareness for wildlife preservation issues. Besides being valued conservation non-profit advisers and friends, Tom and Kathy have support Arts for Animals for years and just helped us build the new outdoor gallery at our Wildlife Art Center in Africa. We visited Oak Alley, The French Quarter, and ate lots of Cajun food. We will see them this coming week again at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston and the ACE (Award for Conservation Excellence) dinner there as well.