Anna Donovan is a native of Northern Ireland, growing up through the 'troubles', she left for art college on mainland UK as soon as she could.
In 1995 Anna graduated with a BA Hons in 3D Design (Ceramics) what was then University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. After a few years of working in Wales and travelling, Anna decided to return to Northern Ireland, and in1999 she became the first dedicated Props Master and Scenic Painter appointed by the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Since 2010, however, she has returned to her studio practice joining the artist community at Conway Mill in Belfast (known as Artists @ the Mill) and has exhibited widely across Northern Ireland. Most recently Anna has found her way back to creating work with clay.