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Born near Dover in Kent; early childhood spent in Truro, Cornwall. Attended school in Dover before studying art for four years at Canterbury College of Art.
Took art teacher’s diploma at Brighton College of Art and subsequently taught art in Brighton (Westlain Grammar School). Left to have three children, living for several years on boats in England and France and settling by the sea in Sussex. Annie later taught at Claremont School, St. Leonards.
Exhibits with Rye Society of Artists, the Sussex Guild, the Society of Botanical Artists (Annie won the ‘GreatArt Award’ at their 2013 Annual Exhibition), Hastings group Arts Forum, and at local galleries. Has work in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
Former one-person shows at the Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, the Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Frøstrup, Denmark, the Stables Theatre Gallery, Hastings, London’s Barbican Library, and the Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone. Latest one-person show at Rye Art Gallery, November 2013 - January 2014. Regularly features in Henry Paddon’s Eastbourne gallery ‘Paddon Contemporary Art’, at ‘Florum’, an annual exhibition of floral, botanical, and landscape art held in Sevenoaks; at the Avocet Gallery & Tearoom, Rye Harbour; and at the renowned ‘BIRDscapes’ gallery in Holt, Norfolk. Has work permanently on display in the Sussex Guild Shop, Southover Grange, Lewes. See 'Current & forthcoming events' page of this website.
Commissioned to decorate a life-size fibreglass cow for CowParade London 2002. ‘Dawn Cowrus’ (Annie covered the cow with pictures of birds) stood in the grounds of the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood throughout the summer and autumn of that year; voted CowParade Champion’ in a Farmer's Weekly poll, it was later auctioned at the Royal Smithfield Show to raise money for charity. A model is available.
Greetings cards, notelets, and prints always available.
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