"I studied printed textile design at Middlesex Polytechnic in the early 80's. When I graduated I began to design and hand paint my own ranges of bone china tableware. Then I worked under my maiden name of Doherty. I sold my work in Liberty and Thomas Goode in London, Henri Bendel in New York and as far away as Japan. I also designed exclusive ranges for Marks and Spencer among others.

In recent years I have returned to painting, the root of all my design work, and now concentrate predominantly on still life. I work in oils and occasionally watercolour. I like to paint simple objects from my home and strive to capture their essence. I am particularly interested in light and reflection.

I’m increasingly interested in the seasonal changes in my garden and the surrounding countryside, particularly the wild flowers and this has become the focus to my work. 

I live in rural East Sussex overlooking the beautiful Durwell valley."

Annie Waring