Terry Marie Ananny (née Broughton) was born 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 1990s, 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 cover of Canada Health Research and Development annual report. Her work is seen in galleries in Canada and the United States where she continues to participate in gallery events and exhibits.
Terry Ananny is represented in collections of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital, BC Children's Hospital, Lucile Packard Stanton Hospital, CTV Television, Ottawa Senators NHL, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Wilson House and many public and private collections. Her work has been selected for Hallmark, UNICEF, Save the Children, Children's Wish, Make-A-Wish and Island Art Indigenous Cards.