Blue Violet was established in 2004 by Anne Ward, and is based in Newmarket, UK — close to the ‘silicon fen’ hi-tech area that surrounds Cambridge.

Anne has been building websites since the late 1990s and has built her business on the foundations of more than 6 years’ experience with a major scientific publisher, followed by a spell at a London web development and design agency, where her main responsibilities included logo design and site planning.

Subsequently, she worked as in-house designer for a pharmaceutical plc, where she was responsible for all design issues, ranging from website development through to the design and layout of the company’s annual report, and design, editing and production of the company’s internal e-newsletter.


Anne Ward, founder of Blue Violet

Anne Ward, founder of Blue Violet, is also a commissioned artist, who specialises in portraits of dogs and horses. She has commissions from owners of racehorses and stallions, as well as many requests to paint a much-loved pet — often as a gift from one family member to another.

A portrait of a favourite animal could make a perfect and very personal gift for a loved one. Please see a selection of Anne’s paintings below and contact Anne for more details.


The paintings shown below are worked in a mixture of pastel and charcoal. More information and examples are available at www.anneward.info.

Anne Ward artist commissioned paintings
Blue Violet