“My whole approach to painting is to make it easy and accessible.” – Annie Sloan.
Annie Sloan trained as a fine artist in London in the 1970s but turned to decorative work and understanding colour after university. Annie first developed her now famous decorative paint, CHALK PAINT, over 25 years ago. When she started developing it, she wanted to create a decorative paint that was immediate and allowed her to be direct and spontaneous. She had three young boys under 7 at the time, so she had little time to decorate. She wanted a fast turn around – paint in the morning, then wax and put it back in position by the afternoon. What’s more, she wanted to develop a paint that could go on more or less anything – old and new wood, metal, plastic, cement, bricks, etc. – all with no priming, no sanding, no preparation needed.
Annie set up her shop in 2000, originally in Headington, which then moved to the bohemian heart of Oxford, the Cowley Road, in 2010.
Find out more at anniesloan.com
You can also follow Annie online: