W.H. Coetzer, well known artist, noticed Annette's gift during primary school and suggested she should attend an art school in future.
Annette however never had formal art training except for attending short courses by different artists such as George Boys, Dale Elliot, Peter Millard, Carlo Sdoya,etc.
She enjoy doing commissioned work in subjects such as land- and seascapes, still lives, flowers, wild life, birds etc. .Being very versatile Annette's works done in watercolors, pastels, oils and pyrography on leather can be found throughout South Africa and around the world.