Born on the San Francisco Peninsula, Preece was welcomed into a family of accomplished and recognized artists. With encouragement from her family her natural talent blossomed. Art enveloped her and she began to demonstrate her own unique abilities by age five. By age sixteen she was one of the first female underground guerrilla graffiti artists in San Francisco, and had gained a respected reputation with other street artists for her free flowing use of color and personal intense style. With a move to Santa Cruz, she picked up a paintbrush for the first time and started putting her unique style on canvas and her work was an instant hit with locals, selling quickly at several venues in the Central Coast town. Traveling further south to Los Angeles, Annie has been working hard to conquer the street art scene while showing some of her work at the renowned street art gallery, LabArt.
No longer illegally painting on walls, Annie’s background continues to influence her style. Despite a lack of formal art training her unique use of color sets her work apart, showing up on big-messy-pop-loud-humorous-sometimes political canvases, murals and other surfaces. Annie’s pieces are large in size, emotion and feeling and can be seen and enjoyed in many galleries, art walks, and walls in the area.
Preece, silly and sassy, is flourishing in the City of Angels.