Annie was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. A student at High Wycombe School of Art, she subsequently worked for several years as a graphic designer. After moving to Cornwall the demands of family life - as so often for many women who are also artistically talented - took precedence over her professional career. From the 1990s she was able to return to her painting, and shared her expertise by becoming a teacher of painting and drawing in Cornwall Adult Education service.
Since its formation, Annie Ovenden has been part of the group called 'The Ruralists'. She works in both oils and watercolour, and has over the years accomplished much illustration for books and journals.
Painting, drawing, book illustration
works and access
Works incl: Portrait of Edmund Ovenden (1975); February Morning in Lanhydrock Park - both illus in Cross (2002).
2017: From Eden Rock to Brexit - Paintings from a 'Causley Century', Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun (June/July)
2018: The Dower House Gallery, Fore Street, Lostwithiel (1 June-31 Aug)
Cross (2002) Catching the Wave (photo likeness, illus)