Born in Belfast, daughter of the legendary Markey Robinson, Annie was exposed to the art world from a young age and spent much of her childhood travelling the Irish countryside with her father. These early childhood memories became the basis for much of her art in later life.
At the age of twelve Annie emigrated to America with her mother and sister. Annie went on to study at the University of Washington in Seattle where she took part-time art classes at the Cornish Art School. She later travelled extensively throughout the United States, the Pacific Islands and to Australia and New Zealand. Annie eventually settled in Hawaii where she remained for seven years, painting scenes of rural Polynesian life.
For her landscapes Annie works solely from her imagination, drawing upon her childhood experience of traveling around the Irish countryside with Markey, for inspiration. As well as her father, Annie names Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin as influences and Dan O'Neill and Nora McGuiness as her favourite Irish Artists.
Her works contain the same flat plains of un-modulated colour which is so characteristic of her father's work, but in Annie's work the sombre, muted earth tones used by Markey are replaced with a more vivid and vibrant palette. Annie's works are a joyous celebration of rural Irish life, inviting the viewer to partake in that joy. This celebration of a simpler life is something that Annie finds very important in the current economic climate.