British contemporary artist Annya Sand (b. 1983) was born in Central Asia, and currently lives and works in London. A self-taught artist, Sand started painting at a very young age. Specialising mainly in oil painting, Annya's art is deeply influenced by her childhood memories, growing up in Kazakhstan and being exposed to the rich variety of Central Asian and Russian cultures. Her artworks are predominantly abstract in style and characterised by earthy tones and harmonious colours.
Annya's works have been exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections worldwide. Annya's works have been showcased at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, the Kasteev State Museum of Arts (the National museum) in Kazakhstan, and at the Art Gallery of Uzbekistan in Tashkent. She takes part in numerous art fairs and exhibitions around the world.