Anne Cady was born in California and raised in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life living in Vermont. Her great, great, great grandparents helped settle Middlebury, Vermont and her father, a Vermonter, who worked in New York City as an editor of books, instilled a love of the mountains in all five of his children. At an early age, while spending my summers on a horse farm in Middlebury, Anne understood that Vermont was where she felt most at home.
After graduating from Middlebury College in 1973, where she studied printmaking with David Bumbeck, Anne devoted her career to the arts. In the process of raising her four children, she established “The Children’s Art School” where she worked as a private art educator dedicated to providing enriching art experiences to young people.
It was not until 1990 that Anne began to focus on her own personal vision. After her first solo gallery exhibition, and twenty-five years of teaching, Anne decided to close her school and concentrate on becoming a full time painter.
Sales of Anne’s work to over 750 private and corporate collectors throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and New Zealand has made it clear, in retrospect, that she made the correct decision. Making art with children all those years was a joyful and heartening experience which played a large role in the direction she chose to take with her own painting. The children showed her, over and over again, the playful, honest and expressive way in which they interpreted the world around them. That was their gift to Anne, and it is her hope that it comes through to the viewer.