After enjoying art and drawing at a young age, Annie later had the time and opportunity to return to painting. She sought training across a variety of genres and mediums, attending classes and workshops tutored by professional well-known artists. Subsequently she developed her own unique style in her studio in Wiltshire.
Annie was accepted for membership of the Society of Floral Painters, winning a national award for a floral study. She has been a committee member in several Art Societies, exhibiting and selling successfully in their annual exhibitions.
Annie experimented with different mediums and techniques, for some time focusing on loose floral studies, which resulted in her work being published by one of the UK's leading publishing houses. This led to her paintings being promoted and sold in many leading art galleries in London and throughout the country.
Continuing to expand and explore her style, Annie is enjoying new directions which include semi-abstract and abstract work. Her method is to paint quickly, relying on her instinct and sometimes her imagination, allowing the painting to evolve. Whether she is painting a landscape, seascape or still life, Annie is motivated by texture and strong colour and believes that spontaneity and energy are more important than the definition of the image itself. She also likes the fact that her work is viewed with open interpretation, believing that interest is heightened when the viewer can contribute and ‘see’ what they choose in the image.
Tutoring workshops play a large part in Annie’s art career, including leading residential painting courses in North Devon and at Marlborough College Summer School. Her special strengths are to inspire and help other painters to experiment with new techniques, encourage spontaneity in their work and expand their painting horizons.