Anne-Marie was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, and originally studied Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration on the Post-graduate Advanced Graphic Design Course at Central St. Martins School of Art.
She worked for several years as a freelance Illustrator mainly in editorial and publishing, which included commissions for the Observer, Best magazine and Collins Books, her most recent project was a Children's book for Hodder Wayland in 2000.
In 1989 she moved to Cyprus, where she continued to work as a free-lance Illustrator, lecturer, and ran her own gallery for several years; this is when she began to turn more seriously towards painting before returning to the UK and relocating to Dorset in 1997.
The impact of the Dorset landscape immediately affected her work, which began to evolve in response to the dramatic and powerful shifts in seasons, colours, textures and elemental forces of the ancient terrain and coastline. Anne-Marie works in mixed media on paper, panel and canvas combining layers of plaster and various textures with acrylic or oil glazes and the addition of raw pigments.
She lived for seven years in Weymouth before moving to Portland in 2007 to be closer to the sea. Living so close to Chesil Beach, she walks frequently making many sketches and colour annotations which are then developed in her Studio, allowing her memory and feelings to dictate the final outcomes.
Anne-Marie is a frequent exhibitor at The Mulberry Tree, where her work has proved to be very popular.