Annie Sloan lives and works in Oxford, England with her husband David who runs the business with her. Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, she came to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France and the US, she feels she has world roots. She has three sons all in their twenties and has lived in Oxford for the last twenty-five years.
Annie Sloan has been painting for over 40 years and is one of the driving forces behind the “painted furniture revolution”. Her lively approach to painting and teaching inspires and empowers others creatively. Annie is one of the world’s most respected decorative artists and experts in the field of decorative painting. She enables others to replicate her success through her books, workshops and paint. She developed her now famous Chalk Paint® specifically for furniture, but it can also be used on walls and in paintings.* Her paint was developed through her extensive knowledge of paint, pigments and art history. Yes – she is a Renaissance woman!
Annie trained as a painter but turned to decorative work and understanding color after university. In 1987 she wrote the phenomenally successful book ‘The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques’ which was followed by over 20 other books on traditional paints, colors and techniques and has led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide and in eleven languages. Her latest books are the highly successful ‘Creating the French Look’ published in April 2008 and ‘Quick & Easy Paint Transformations’ published in April 2010.
In 2000 she set up her shop in Oxford to showcase Chalk Paint®, run courses, and offer interior design services using her knowledge about color.
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Sweet South Cottage is proud to be offering Chalk Paint® brand decorative paints and Soft Furniture Waxes to Northern Florida.
Address:- 6007 Veterans Memorial Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309 ~ (850) 878-0165
Hours: Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.
*Chalk Paint® is a trademark of Annie Sloan Interiors, LTD.