Anna Balentine was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She studied nursing and became a Registered Nurse specializing in Surgery. As a child she had always wanted to be an artist and continued to draw and paint throughout this period of her life. In 1971 she moved to Arizona and started an active pursuit of an art career. She completed various college art classes, including color and design, and has studied with several renown artists such as, Rex Brandt, Robert E. Wood, and Gerald Brommer.