Annie Williams was born in 1942 in London but grew up in Wales. Her father was the artist Ivor Williams. She trained and worked as a nurse before studying art at City and Guilds from 1966 to 1969. Her later work has been almost entirely still-life. She enjoys playing with shapes, pattern and colour, mixing the familiar with some abstraction, and precision with suggestion. Her foregrounds are a few simple objects, usually pots, and backgrounds are created from textiles or old newspaper cuttings, and even some unfinished paintings as a starting point.
She has had one-woman shows at the Baker Tilly Gallery, Grape Lane Gallery and University of Warwick. Awards include a travel scholarship to Florence, The Artist Magazine Award at the Mall Galleries, and various awards from the RWS open exhibition 21st Century Watercolour. Annie is a Member of the Royal Watercolour Society and a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers. She has regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2009 Annie won the 2009 Turner Watercolour Award. In 2013, her exhibition "Still Life: Prints and Watercolours" was held at the University of Aberystwyth.