Hello, xin chao, hu jambo, hola!

Welcome to the website of Annie Eagleton, sometimes known as Annie Malia..  It began as a way to post my travel writing, but has morphed into a showcase for my recent art.

Some tales and photos are from my Oriental Odyssey of 2005 – 7. Many of the posts are my published articles in Vietnam about Vietnam, where I spent three or four years. Much of my writing explores Vietnamese culture and in particular its relation to animals. There I became aware of the massive wildlife trade.

I was then in beautiful Kenya for three years, also focusing on wildlife issues, conservation and the environment, as well as the East African Slave Trade of the last century and lastly Kenya’s vibrant art scene, as I coordinated Kenya Arts Diary 2015 (check out our Facebook page). Here’s the cover:

KAD 2015 cover

A year ago a new chapter began in Ecuador, South America….

Please meander at your leisure. Your comments and ‘likes’ will be appreciated.




Gallery of paintings of Ecuadorean wildlife. Mi galería de imagenes de fauna silvestre ecuatoriana

Gallery of paintings of Ecuadorean wildlife. Mi  galería de imagenes de fauna silvestre ecuatoriana

Ecuador has over 350 documented species of mammals. over 450 recorded amphibians, over 400 species of reptiles and over 1500 bird species. Not bad for such a little country, but sadly many of these are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching, despite the fact that Pachamama, Mother Earth has rights in Ecuador’s constitution. See below for my paintings.

Ecuador tiene más que 350 especies documentadas de mamíferos, más que 450 amfibios, más que 400 especies de reptiles y más que 1500 especies de aves. No es malo para tan país pequeño, pero tristamente muchas de estas están en peligro de extinción debido a la pérdida de hábitat y la caza furtiva, a pesar del hecho que Pachamama, la Madre Tierra tiene derechos en la constitución del Ecuador. Mire abajo para ver mis cuadros.
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, AVES, ECUADOR


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Animales andinos – Animals of the Andes



Andean Fox-Zorro Andino

Andean Fox-Zorro Andino “Lobo del Páramo”

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ECUADOR


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My first murals in Ecuador. Mis primeros murales en el Ecuador.

Both of these murals are painted on a ferro-cement water tank at Vida Verde Farm,Vilcabamba. Vilcabamba (meaning ‘sacred valley’) was named for the huilco tree, once abundant here. The word ‘huilco’ means ‘sacred’ in the Quichua language. Los ambos murales estan pintado en un tanque de agua de ferro-cemento a la Finca Vida Verde, Vilcabamba.  Vilcabamba (que significa ‘valle sagrado’) esta apellido por el árbol huilco, que era antes abundante por aquí. La palabra ‘huilco’ significa ‘sagrado’ en la lengua Quichua.


Huilco Tree

The Spectacled Bear is the only South American bear and an endangered species. It is endemic to Podocarpus National Park, Vilcabamba. Would be great to see this beautiful animal in the wild! El Oso de Anteojos es el unico oso de sudamerica y un especies en peligro de extinción. Es endémico en el Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Vilcabamba. Seria fantástico a ver este bello animal en la selva!

Spectacled Bear & Cub – Oso de Anteojos y osito

There are 134 hummingbird species in Ecuador. Below is one, the Straight-billed Hermit that I painted on a friend’s wall in Taxiche.

Hay 134 especies de colibrí en el Ecuador. Abajo está uno, el ermitaño piquirrecta, que yo pinté en la pared de una amiga en Taxiche.Straight-billed hermit.

I am available for commissions for both interior and exterior murals. Tel 0991366175

Estoy disponible para comissiones para murales interiores y exteriores. Cel 0991366175

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My Cat Mural at Kitengela Glass, Nairobi – it’s on a door, so does that make it a portal?



Posted by on October 24, 2014 in AFRICA, ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, KENYA, LIONS


Cats in Trees – – and not the ones you might expect

Posted in Tracker, magazine of the Kenya Museum Society, September 2012

Cats in Trees


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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in AFRICA, ANIMALIA, KENYA


Animal companions – compañeros animales

This is Mars, the beautiful Peruvian horse that threw me - or rather fell on top of me! Thereby hangs a tale...

This is Mars, my neighbour’s beautiful Peruvian horse that threw me – or rather fell on top of me! Thereby hangs a tale… Painted as a birthday gift for his daughter, Cassiopeia

Balan painting

Balan-my neighbour’s cat. Painted as a birthday gift for his nephew Santiago

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Posted by on September 24, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, ECUADOR


Nuevo murales de mariposas a Finca Vida Verde, Vilcabamba – New Butterfly Murals at Vida Verde Farm, Vilcabamba

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Butterfly Goddess-Diosa de Mariposas

Butterfly Goddess-Diosa de Mariposas


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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized


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