Anne was born in Brisbane, Australia. As a child, she enjoyed art lessons at the Brisbane Museum. In 1976 she completed one year of Fine Arts at Seven Hills Arts College, Brisbane.
After moving to the States in 1977, she continued watercolor painting at Las Positas College (LPC) in Livermore while receiving her A.A. degree in Business in 1988. Discovering her love for painting, she continued her painting studies at LPC under the direction of Bill Paskewitz, while completing an additional Graphic Design A.A. in 2006. Anne continued her studies at Cal State East Bay, Hayward and received her B.A. degree in Graphic Design and Studio Arts in 2012.