Annie studied printed textile design at Middlesex Polytechnic in the early 80's. When she graduated she began to design and hand paint her own ranges of bone china tableware under her maiden name of Doherty. Annie sold her work in Liberty and Thomas Goode in London, Henri Bendel in New York and as far away as Japan. She also designed exclusive ranges for Marks and Spencer among others. More recently she has returned to painting, the root of all her design work, and now concentrates pre- dominantly on still life. She works in oils and occasionally watercolour and likes to paint simple objects from her home and strives to capture their essence. Annie is particularly interested in light and reflection and naturally ceramics feature heavily in her compositions.