'Wild Oman' Exhibition by Violet Astor

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November 4 2019

After months of bringing her visions to life, artist Violet Astor brought her incredible charcoal drawings on 4th November 2019 to the Oman Natural History Museum.

The Anglo-Omani Society supported a grant alongside Land Rover for Violet, to produce a series of artwork titled 'Wild Oman', that highlighted both Oman's most endangered and most beautiful animals. From Arabian Leopards to Golden Eagles, through the seas to the grand Blue Humpback Whale and into the golden desserts of our dearest camels. Violet Astor truly captured Oman's wildlife in the brightest of lights.

Her prized piece, the Gold Leaf Arabian Leopard was donated into a silent auction with all the proceeds going to the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). 

The event was opened by Her Highness Dr Sayyida Mona Al Said along with Her Highness Tania Al Said who attended on behalf of ESO. The event also welcomed HE Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al-Hasani the Minister of Information.

Thank you to all guests who attended and a special thanks to Violet for portraying Oman's animals with such elegance and grace. 

 

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