Terry Marie Ananny (née Broughton) was born in 1956 in Toronto, Ontario. She showed an early interest in art and moved to Ottawa in 1975 to attend Carleton University. She attended art classes and group showings with the Ottawa Art Association and discovered the work of the Group of Seven, Marc A Fortin, Clarence Gagnon and Emily Carr at the National Gallery of Canada. Their work helped to inspire and develop her own vibrant style which continues to evolve. Her subjects often feature domestic scenes, townscapes, landscapes and figurative work.
In the 1990's she participated in various exhibitions in Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and New York including several solo shows. In 1998 her work was selected for a UNICEF Christmas card and in 1999 it was commissioned for a Canadian coin. In 2000 her work appeared on the Canada Health Research and Development Annual Report cover. Her work is seen in Eastern and Western Canadian galleries where she continues to participate in gallery events and exhibits.
Terry Ananny’s work is represented in many public and private collections including Prime Minister Jean Chrétien (former), Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (former), Premier Jean Charest (former), Canada House (Belgium), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, National Capital Commission (Wilson House), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital (Riverside Campus), BC Children's Hospital (Teck Acute Care Centre), Lucile Packard Stanton Children’s Hospital, CTV Television (Calgary), Global Television (Calgary) and the Ottawa Senators NHL (Canadian Tire Centre). Her work has been selected for Hallmark UNICEF Cards, Save the Children Cards, Children's Wish Cards, Make-A-Wish (Charity Cards Canada), Canadian Greetings, Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Cards, Island Art Cards, Thompson Educational Publishers, StandOut Puzzles and The Printing House Holiday Cards.