Annie Ovenden was privately educated at The Royal Wanstead School and from there, in 1961 went on to study at High Wycombe School of Art, gaining NDD in Book Illustration and Graphic Design in 1965. She worked as a graphic designer and painter in London for several years before moving to Cornwall in 1973. Annie Ovenden taught for seventeen years for North Cornwall’s Adult Education Service. She has had many solo exhibitions and was an honorary member of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. She is a member of The St. Ives Society of Artists and has recently been asked to join The Arborealists. She has designed theatre sets and props. For four years she worked with London’s Hampstead Garden Opera creating sets for The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, La Traviata and Martha. Despite Channel 4’s repeated showings of a film about her Village Portrait Project she is probably best known for her tree studies and paintings depicting the landscape of Cornwall where she lives. Her work is in many private collections worldwide and appears in various publications.