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Annie moved to Botanical Art in 2005 after a career in Textile Design, after many exiting and successful years encompassing a variety of techniques and very demanding disciplines, the change to Botanical work was an easy and highly rewarding one.

An eye for detail and composition make her work unique, from very intricate and complicated subjects to large over sizes paintings with flawless washes have become her signature.

Another of her passions is the collecting and illustrating of insects, which she incorporates into her paintings, this led to a commission for the well known Coca-cola Amatil Co., involving the illustration of a butterfly and other insects to be used in the Mount Franklin Water advertising campaign

Her work has been exhibited since 2005 receiving many prestigious awards:

2014- Gold medal- Royal Caledonia Horticultural Society, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2013- Gold medal- Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

2012- Gold medal, best painting in Show, Royal Horticultural Society, London UK

2011- Gold medal- Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

2009- First prize- Botanical Art Society of Australia, Sydney

2006- First prize- Botanical Art Society of Australia, Sydney

2005- Two First prizes- Botanical Art Society of Australia, Sydney

 

Her Paintings are held in various Collections:

The Florilegium Society, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

The Shirley Sherwood Collection, Kew, London, UK

The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA

The Lindley Library, London, UK

 

Education

1982-1983 - Diploma in Art and Design, Hartlepool, UK

1982-1983 - Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Hartlepool, UK

1985-1989 - Bachelor of Design, with First Class Honours, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

2004 - Children’s Book Illustration, Sydney, Australia

2005 - Botanical Drawing Class, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

2005 - Botanical Art Master classes, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

2006 - Botanical Intensive Master Class, Katoomba, Sydney, Australia

2007 - Butterfly Illustration Course, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

2008 - Scientific Botanical Illustration Course, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

2009 - Insect Illustration Course, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia