Sanna Annukka was born in Brighton UK to a Finnish mother and a British father. She spent many childhood summers in her mother's home village of Paltaniemi in Northern Finland and together with her aunts and uncles they would head into Lapland to camp in the wilderness, pick berries and fish for wild salmon. Having spent some time living with her grandmother in her old wooden house, and helping on the family farm, Finland became Sanna's spiritual home. Her love of the Finnish landscape and culture of the north was shaped by these early experiences, and her work draws on the magical quality of this special, wild part of the world.
Sanna currently lives in Brighton, England working as a Printmaker and Textile Designer. Her work expresses her love of pattern, decoration and mythology so often found in traditional cultures all over the world, but especially close to her heart are the Sami people of Lapland. She divides her time between designing collections for the Finnish textile brand Marimekko, and working on her own range of silk-screen prints and other products.