Ghanaian born Anne moved to the UK in the 1980s, after completing her degree in fine art. She’s had many jobs - from strawberry picking to working in IT. She has two loves in her life, her paintings and her family. Art is her absolute passion, saying “If you’ve ever read a book that was so captivating you can't put it down, you’ll probably come close to understanding why I love to paint so much. At four years old I saw a drawing of an English school boy wearing a bright red blazer in my big brother's drawing book and I knew that art was going to be my passion. I wanted to draw and paint with bright colours that make me happy.” Anne’s strengths are working with oils and even though she can work with other media she isn't a fan of pastels, finding them too delicate, and easily smudged. Her paintings are vibrant and full of colour, something she attributes to her Ghanaian upbringing. Before the series, Anne painted solely to please herself and has no time for harsh criticism, which could prove interesting with the judges’ weekly critiques.