Anthea Craigmyle's childhood years were spent in the rambling old vicarage overlooking the Thames on Chiswick Mall, London. Growing up in a large family, she and her brother and sisters spent their time exploring the river, old warehouses, graveyards, and Chiswick Park. She went to the Chelsea School of Art, at age 17, and was taught by Ceri Richards, Julian Trevelyan, and others. At 21, Anthea travelled to India where she met and later married her husband and had a large family.
She has exhibited, in London, at the Klytie Jessop Gallery in 1972, Sally Hunter's, at the Russell Gallery, at Thompson's of Marylebone, as well as at mixed exhibitions and one-man shows at the New Grafton Gallery.
Recently, Anthea has returned to the Chiswick Mall where she paints in a studio not far from her childhood home. She frequently visits and paints the West Highlands. She also seeks inspiration from the Thames, animals, boats, London gardens, as well as interior spaces.