In her role as patron, Pollyanna was pleased to attend the opening of the wildlife art society’s annual exhibition. She is pictured (centre) at the event with Michael Howard MP and his wife Sandra.
The former home secretary and leader of the conservative party performed the oficial opening ceremony at the annual exhibition which ran during October at Port Lympne, Hythe, Kent, showcasing the cream of wildlife art from around the world. The venue is one of the finest Edwardian houses in Southern England, which is also a world centre for gorilla conservation.
The Wildlife Art Society was founded in 1992 with the purpose of promoting a greater appreciation of the wildlife art genre, the animals, plants and wild places which provide the stimulus and inspiration for all such work. The Society acts as a forum for wildlife artists, providing opportunities for them to share their common interests and raise their individual profiles through Society exhibitions and other events. The Society also focuses members' attention on the activities in the national and international wildlife art arena.
Pollyanna is looking forward to including original work in the society’s next exhibition to be staged at nature in Art in Gloucester during February 2007.