Anne has been a professional artist and illustrator for over 30 years and still finds the excitement of creating a new piece of artwork as fresh today as when she was studying Natural History Illustration at Dyfed College of Art, Wales.
"My creativity comes alive when I see a new pattern of colour. It could be a mosaic from Ancient Greece, an American quilt or simply a piece of fabric on a market stall. However, the biggest influence on my work has to be Nature. Every day when I walk my dog along the coast path I see ready-made compositions, patterns and colour variations. Nature ask's nothing except our connection to it's wonder and being.
A journalist once wrote of me: "Like the poet William Blake she sees a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower". Nature is truly my inspiration"
Anne is well known for her illustrations of cats. During the 1980's she also published books including the well loved and celebrated Christmas Mouse and The Owl and the Pussycat.
Anne has focused her work over the last 15 years on illustrations. They have been used by many companies under licence including: Wedgwood, Danbury Mint, WH Smith, Marks & Spencer, RSPB. Otter House Publications Children's books Published by Harper Collins USA , Disney USA, Templar UK Exhibitors. Bonhams London, Society of Illustrators U.S.A, Royal Miniature Society (R.M.S.)
Anne has been given full membership to the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA). She was awarded an honorable mention for her work in 1987 by the Royal miniature Society.
Anne's new collection of prints is inspired by the wildlife she sees whilst out walking in the beautiful South Hams in Devon. The stunning backgrounds to the pictures are hand finished in gold leaf. Anne lives in South Devon with her dog Maisie.