Anne Harkin-Petersen is a painter living in Co. Galway. She has a research-based M.A. in the History of Art, and a B.A. (Honours) in Fine Art & Design from the Centre of Creative Arts and Media in Galway.

Anne was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Award on two occasions in 2003 and 2008, and the Patricia Burke Brogan Annual Arts Award in 2002. Her work has been featured on two covers of Windows Publications "Authors and Artists", and was also included in The Irish Arts Review, Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet, The Irish Examiner and numerous regional publications.

Harkin-Petersen is the recipient of selected funded residencies both nationally and internationally, including The Mark Rothko Plein Air in Latvia where her work was chosen for inclusion in their permanent collection. National residencies include Cill Rialaig in Co. Kerry, Multyfarnham Franciscan Friary in Co. Westmeath, and Belmont Mills in Co. Offaly. Having also been accepted for multiple residencies in France, she also completes residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan on a regular basis.