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Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, Annie came to England when she was ten years old, to farm in Kent. Annie now lives and works in Oxford with her husband David, who runs the business with her and together they have three sons. 
 
Annie trained as a fine artist and turned to decorative work after university in the mid 1970s, whilst painting murals in houses as commissions. By 1987, Annie had written her book The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, which is considered to be the industry bible on the subject. 
Illustration taken from the Annie Sloan Website 
By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last three decades, Annie Sloan is widely recognised as one of the world's most respected experts in paint and colour." 
 
Unable to find the paints that she wished to work with, Annie used her knowledge of colour, paint, pigments and art history to develop Chalk Paint® in 1990. In 2000, Annie set up a shop in Oxford to showcase Chalk Paint®, run courses, and offer interior design services. As well as authoring 26 internationally sold books, Annie Sloan transformed the world of furniture paint with the creation of her own brand of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. Annie’s fine-art background and infectious passion for decorative painting has since motivated both home painters, experienced professionals and of course us here at Izzy Loops too, for over the past 30 years. 
 
Annie Sloan is all about sharing her passion for decorative painting, and inspiring people to be creative and adventurous with her paints and colours, which she has certainly done! Her products are exclusively available through her network of over 1,700 independent Stockists located in 55 countries around the world. We are proud to be one of her independent Stockists and spend our days painting as much as we can — it quickly gets addictive! Izzy has been trained by Annie Sloan herself and is able to spread her knowledge through the workshops that we run in store, including Annie's Technique Courses. 
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