Anni was born in the North of England and specialized in the field of medical imaging from 1969 onwards. She moved to Canada in 1981 and now lives in Vancouver, BC.
Her lifelong passion for textiles and stitch found her exploring quilting in the early 1990s which quickly led to her formalizing her skills at the Gale Harker Creative Studies Centre on Whidbey Island in Washington State; completing her City & Guilds Certificate in Art and Design, and City & Guilds Machine Embroidery levels I, II and III.
This formal training in Stitch has developed Anni's style of embroidered images; mainly of nature. Taking her inspiration from her West Coast surroundings and her medical and science background.
Her City & Guilds certification body of work was focused on "Fossils and Feathers" for her 2007 exhibition in Oak Harbor, WA for the completion of the Level III Embroidery Studies.
Following with a solo exhibition in October and November at FibreEssence Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
Her recent body of work is focused on three-dimensional works for her show in May 2009 at Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island, in Vancouver BC, entitled "Containment," which showcased vessels for caching secret objects and treasured life finds!
- CCBC - Craft Council of British Columbia
- VGFA - Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art
- SAQA - Studio Art Quilter's Association
- NSNA - North Shore Needle Arts
- SDA - Surface Design Association