Anne is a New Englander by birth and a Southerner by choice, living in Florida before moving to the Ozarks. She has a M.Ed. and Ed.S. In 2001 after teaching for 32 years, she took a five year sabbatical and sailed with her husband throughout the Eastern Caribbean. Returning in 2006, she taught for another four years, retiring in 2010 to the Ozarks, ending a 38-year career in the elementary classroom and middle school administration. While working on her Master’s at the University of Vermont, Anne learned to weave at the Shelburne Craft School in Shelburne, VT and worked with a local weaver until moving to Florida in the early 80’s.
The colors, designs and textures in her weaving are derived from the colors found in nature and tries to use natural fibers…cotton, linen, wool…. in all colors and textures. . She has given private weaving lessons and presented weaving workshops. She is a member of Handweavers Guild of America, The Palette Art League, Ozarks’ Regional Arts Council, and the Area Art Club and participated in The Art Odyssey Studio Tour in 2011 and 2012. She is an active member of the North Central Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalist Organization, having served as president as well as Naturalist-in-Training coordinator and chapter representative to the Arkansas Master Naturalist state board.