Annie Cochran was born November 25, 1946, in Franklin County, Georgia.
Annie left school in the 10th grade and began raising a family a short time later. She devoted herself full time to her husband and four daughters until her children were grown. In 1988, Cochran found employment at a local furniture factory as a wood sander. One day, she expressed her interest in art to a co-worker who encouraged her to paint on some scrap wood. That night she made her first painting. Since then, she has been painting her somewhat surreal
imaginings on smoothly sanded pieces of wood. Annie is a kind and sweet person who likes to paint “love and happiness; nothing sad.“