A.E. London was just nine years old when she saw the movie “Born Free,” and nineteen when two lionesses playfully pinned her to a wall at actress Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Wildlife Preserve. These two events left a powerful and lasting impression. After graduating from art school, Anne never doubted her calling as a self-described, “frustrated zoologist who paints and draws.” Utilizing renaissance techniques, Anne applies four decades of studying anatomy, attending animal surgeries and observing natural behaviors in the wild, to create art that captures the true spirit, majesty, and emotional depth of our planet’s endangered species.
As a signature member of The Society of Animal Artists, she has used her evocative and empathetic artwork to win numerous international awards and helped raise substantial funds for conservation organizations, field research, and anti-poaching units across Africa. Her work has been showcased in international print and television media and used to bring attention to the plight of threatened species on our planet.
For Anne, the culmination of 40 years of tireless conservation efforts was founding her thriving non-profit, Arts for Animals, which reaches thousands of children around the world, “connecting creativity with conservation.” Anne’s work can be found internationally in prestigious private and corporate collections ranging from the office of the President of Botswana to the inside of a memorable San Bushman’s grass hut. She resides in New Orleans with her noted marine conservationist husband, Jim Hart. More information about Ann’s passions can be found at www.aelondonstudio.com.