Annie Williams was born in 1942 in London but grew up in Wales. She trained and worked as a nurse before studying art at City and Guilds from 1966 to 1969. Her recent 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.