Ann Cahill was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She became interested in art while attending Mississippi State University, taking art classes to further her career in fashion design. She really enjoyed photography and still takes photographs today to help with her paintings. She graduated with a business degree and became an advertising executive in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, her career paid the bills, so she tabled her art until 2012. It was then that she dabbled in sculpture and really enjoyed making pieces, but her passion was and still is oil painting.