Woman drawing while a white German Shepherd watches

During her week-long visit to Earthfire , wildlife artist Anne London shared her insights on the connective nature of art and why it's so important in a world of increasing isolation. Listen to the full episode below. Transcript SUSAN: We had a conversation yesterday, just a beautiful free-flowing conversation about the nature of art and animals and what's so important. One of the things that you said so beautifully yesterday is how good art with animals—which is what you do—helps us feel not alone. ANNE: Oh, yeah.  Well, you know, I think probably one of the reasons I'm still so content with my subject matter—I'm heading into my fifth decade with the same subject matter. For...

Painting of wolves by Anne London

While we are busy working on new content, we have re-released a podcast from our archives. In this conversation, Dr. Susan Eirich discuses the importance of art and conservation with incredible wildlife artist, Anne London. This is a timely podcast to share with you all as Anne is currently visiting the property again, getting more material for her paintings, and we will be recording the long-awaited Part 2. We hope you enjoy this powerful conversation and tune in with us for Part 2 next month. Anne E. London is a world renowned wildlife artist and conservationist. Early in her career, after visiting a refuge in California for big cats, elephants, and many other endangered species...

Painting of wolves by Anne London

Expressing the soul of an animal through art: Susan Eirich sits down for a heartfelt conversation with wildlife artist Anne London. “I remember being a child riding in the back of my parents’ car and looking up at birds hanging on the telephone wires and thinking to myself, “I can feel the wires in my hands.” That’s the same feeling I get when I’m drawing a wolf who’s looking at me. I can almost feel what I must look like through that wolf’s eyes. I can feel the cold under my paws, I can feel the wind behind my ears.

Hand-drawn sketches of grizzly bears

Things are moving fast this summer at Earthfire. We have finally broken ground on the new cougar enclosure even as we work to raise the additional funds needed to complete it. But the building season is short here in the high northern mountains, so start, we did. Spectacular wildlife artist Anne London is coming for a 9-day residency in a few days. Zoopharmacognosy (botanical and earth essences for healing animals) pioneer Caroline Ingraham is coming next week to offer her healing to our animals as her partner films the results. We are also preparing for emmy-award winning filmmaker Michael Stillwater to come in September to work on a film about the “voices of the animals.” All of this...

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