Annie trained as a fine artist and turned to decorative work after university in the mid 1970’s, whilst painting murals in houses as commissions. Annie used her knowledge of colour, paint, pigments, and art history and developed Chalk Paint™/® in 1990. Annie runs her business, Annie Sloan Interiors, out of Oxford, England with her husband David and an amazing team who look after global branding, marketing, PR and distribution. Oxford has been Annie’s base for over 20 years and is where she first developed Chalk Paint™/®. She has owned a shop there since 2000 and makes Chalk Paint®/™ in HQ where her artist’s studio now lives. Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, Annie came to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France, Cuba and the US, Annie feels she has world roots. Annie has three sons, one of which Felix who is brand director of the company, and has lived in Oxford for the last twenty five years.