Even as a child, Anne Hager had a natural affinity and talent for artistic expression. Eschewing the confines and limitations of coloring books, she was drawn to the freedom that came with a piece of plain white paper and pencil. If one must stay within the lines, she reasoned, one would do well to draw them oneself.
After having already created a number of impressive works in her teens, Anne was accepted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but opted to go Occidental College where she received a Bachelor's degree in Women's Studies/English Lit. with a minor in Studio Art. She continued her studies in painting and illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Anne has provided illustration services within the southern California animal rescue community, painted commissioned works, including murals, and recently illustrated The Pearl of the Côte - the Great Wines of Vosne-Romanée, a book by renowned wine expert Allen Meadows.
Counted amongst Anne's eclectic artistic influences are Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Frida Kahlo, Bertha Morisot, Edgar Degas, Mark Ryden and Beatrix Potter.
Anne is currently working on her first children's book, Francie, a semi-autobiographical tale featuring a precocious little girl's quest to find confidence. She resides in Los Angeles, California with her dog, Juniper, and cat, Lily.