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Annie is an artist maker/textile designer born and raised in a Welsh community, Criccieth, on the Cambrian Coast of Gwynedd. She Is the daughter of Richard Jones of Porthmadog, a lifelong seaman, and Mary Hart. Her great grandmother helped launch lifeboats and some of her family were fisherfolk, seafarers, milliners, dressmakers.

She has lived in Wivenhoe since 1977 and was a student at the University of Essex, Ruskin College, Oxford and Colchester School of Art & Design.

Her work reflects her love of the sea and the timelessness of landscape. There are glimpses from afar of some real, some imaginary lands as seen from the ocean. There is a thread of ‘hiraeth’ (Welsh longing for home) woven into her work.