Gold Medal for Wolf Study

In addition to being awarded a prestigious Business award at the end of 2004, Pollyanna was once again recognised for her artistic skills. The Wildlife Art Society International presented her with the top award to be bestowed at their annual exhibition, for the second year running.

Pollyanna's study of a wolf, inspired by her journeys in Transylvania earlier in the year, won the Gold Medal award, selected as the best in show from over 300 pieces on exhibition - including the work of top wildlife artists from Australia, South Africa, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands. First staged in Bristol to coincide with the month long Festival of Nature, the exhibition then moved to Kent for a further week in November. The previous year Pollyanna's landscape 'Tranquillity' also picked up a Gold Medal.

Pollyanna was pleased to be asked to present the other awards bestowed by the society in a ceremony at the close of the exhibition - handing over to chairman Vic Sharratt when the time came to receive her own medal! Pollyanna's daughter Anna-Louise was also among the winners, receiving a highly commended for her photograph of a fox 'Undercover'.

The award-winning wolf study - which includes real wolf fur gathered by Pollyanna on her expedition - will be included in Pollyanna's Summer Exhibition 'Land of the Snow Tiger'.