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Annie Soudain

Born near Dover in Kent; early childhood spent in Truro, Cornwall. Attended school in Dover before studying art for four years at Canterbury College of Art. Took art teacher’s diploma at Brighton College of Art and subsequently taught art in Brighton (Westlain Grammar School). Left to have three children, living for several years on boats in England and France and settling by the sea in Sussex. Annie later taught at Claremont School, St. Leonards.


Exhibits with Rye Society of Artists, the Sussex Guild, the Society of Botanical Artists, the National Society of Painters, Sculptors, & Printmakers (Annie’s ‘Warren Glen’ linoprint won their 2008 Matthew White Ridley Prize for Printmaking), Four Seasons Artists (a group showing annually in the New Forest’s magnificent Exbury Gardens), Hastings group ARTS FORUM, and at local galleries. Work in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.


Winner of the Frisk/Talens Purchase Prize at the 1992 ‘Art in Nature’ exhibition. Regular artist-in-residence at Nature in Art (the International Centre for Wildlife Art), Gloucester. Annie has also painted 6 large panels for cruise liner Saga Rose as well as doing work for the National Trust.