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Anne Alice Duff (nee Zolkiewicz) was born in Montreal, QC, Canada. She has worked as an artist for most of her life, sometimes directly, and sometimes incorporating her art into exploratory fields.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 1974 Concordia University, Montreal, a Certificate of Visual Arts (CVA) 1972, from the University of Ottawa, a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (GDCompSc) 1986 Concordia University and McGill University, Montreal), as well as selective studies in Concordia's Executive MBA program in 1999-2000.

Through the 70s, she combined family life with studying and working as a painter, art teacher, and for a short time, as an art therapist in the psychiatric ward of a prominent Montreal hospital.

During the next two decades, she studied and worked as a computer graphics specialist, and in the earlier years, was one of a handful who pioneered 2D and 3D artistic vector renderings on the computer.

During this early period, she also taught this new medium to forward-looking undergraduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design Department at Concordia University.

In the corporate world, among other varied CG assignments, she held the entertainment portfolio for new business development at CAE Electronics Inc. and later became the director of technical operations and the art department for another high-end simulator company.

In 2003 she moved into a "old but never-abandoned, slightly magical" building, and restored it to house a large studio with living quarters. Returning to her original chosen medium of oil on canvas, she has passionately devoted her time to rendering a collection of paintings influenced by her unique style, vision and imagination.