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ÀNI Anguilla is an exclusive use resort boasting two luxury villas / ©ÀNI Private Resorts
Tim Reynolds, founder and owner of the luxury resort collection, is known for his philanthropic efforts in the fields of art, education and medical research. Reynolds launched non-profit ÀNI Art Academies in the US in 2010 before expanding the program to all four countries in which the firm operates.
The academies, which are funded through the profits from ÀNI Private Resorts and the Tim Reynolds Foundation, aim to help aspiring artists hone their craft via a free, comprehensive drawing and painting curriculum. The academies also help students market and sell their works around the world through gallery exhibitions, and online through ÀNI Private Resort’s website with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artists.
“We built ÀNI Private Resorts and ÀNI Art Academies in exotic, naturally beautiful, and unspoiled destinations in which locals warmly welcome overseas travelers. While relative isolation has preserved these charming cultures, that same isolation hinders economic opportunity and local schools remain underfunded,” said Reynolds. “ÀNI is committed to elevating the communities we share with locals and by delivering computers and developing computer science facilities, students will have the ability to learn and make a good living without having to leave their communities.”
‘The Art of Peer Pressure’ by ÀNI Art Academy student Timothy Jahn, Oil on Canvas / ©ÀNI
‘Hopeful’ by ÀNI Art Academy student Patricia-Alanzo Diaz , Charcoal / ©ÀNI
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