Ann Egan studied painting in New York City at the School of Visual Arts. After graduating, Ann soon found a job managing and designing for a jewelry company in N.Y. Designing jewelry quickly became her main creative outlet and, although she had taken metal courses, her approach was more from a painting and designing perspective. Juxtaposing colors and shapes as a painter or a mosaic artist would, she melds together these two distinct art forms to create her own jewelry line, which she started in 1989. Ann now lives in upstate N.Y. in Ulster County with her husband and three children and happily continues to create jewelry there.