Anne Underwood grew up in South Louisiana and had an early interest in fashion, sewing, and art. She combined all of her interests by earning a degree in Fashion Design from Louisiana State University. She went on to get a second degree from FIT in New York City, concentrating in Fashion Illustration. There she discovered her true passion for illustrating.

Over the following ten years, Anne worked in various creative aspects of the fashion industry in New York and Houston. She was an assistant designer to Christina Perrin and worked in visuals for Anthropologie. Along the way she married, had two kids and found herself wanting to start her own business. When several people approached her to draw illustrations, she found her niche. Starting with traditional fashion illustrations, Anne now also draws brides, kids, animals and other special subjects.

Coming full circle, Anne has returned home to South Louisiana with her family. She launched underwoodillustrations.com in July 2008.