Anna Canfield developed her artistry through self-taught exploration, studio arts at university, and studies in Florence, Italy. Most of her work is pen and ink, watercolor, or acrylic. 

Academically, Anna earned her Bachelor's in biology, and a minor in studio art from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is currently holds a Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) certificate from the Mayo School of Health Sciences. Her education in biological illustration highly influences her style. Medical illustrators at the Mayo Clinic once called her a "human scanner", in response to seeing her piece, "So humerus", in progress. Ultimately, that same level of neurotic detail and care may be the only thing unifying her diverse portfolio.

Anna also works in surgical pathology, an odd but incredible source of inspiration for form and concepts of mortality. The challenge of turning a shape or color from a vision into a physical product has been a lifelong love-affair.