The daughter of the late Moira and Stuart Beaty, Ann beaty was born in Hawick, educated at Hawick High School and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, America and Canada.
She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1973 to 1978, gaining a Diploma of Art in Drawing and Painting in 1977 and was awarded a Post Diploma year with a high commendation. In 1978 Ann was awarded a travelling scholarship, the use of which was delayed until the summer of 1979 when she spent six weeks working on drawing and painting on the island of Arran. Some of this work was then used in an exhibition in 1980.
After the GSA she attended Jordanhill College of Education and trained to teach Art. In August 1979, she accepted an appointment to teach Art at Abronhill High School, Cumbernauld.
In 1996 Ann and her husband, Stephen, moved to Killearn, a beautiful place to paint and with an excellent studio. Despite a very fully programme of daily travel and teaching, she began to paint the local landscape and to experiment with the technique of silk painting.
From 1997-98 Ann was acting Principal Teacher in Art for Abronhill High School, but in 1999 was transferred to St. Aidans High School, Wishaw. Due to domestic and professional reasons it has not been possible to exhibit continuously. Ann does, however, continue to produce work on several different subjects and techniques. Ann has invested much of her available time to travel extensively, gathering much inspiration for future paintings.
Ann has exhibited in many exhibitions since the early 1980’s, including the RSA, SSA, RGI and the Open Eye Gallery, and has featured in solo and three person exhibitions. Her work is held in public collections including Motherwell District Library and Glasgow University, and many private collections in the UK and abroad.