Born and raised in NYC, Anne became part of the seminal group of artists to colonize Soho in the late 1970s. After earning her B.F.A at CUNY, she set out to make her mark and participated in many of the group art shows in the budding Soho Art district and in downtown Manhattan. Her paintings were part of the legendary Times Square Show. Deon performed at Max's Kansas City, CBGB, and other clubs in the NY art and music scene in her own avant garde art bands, eventually touring Europe with Elektra Recording Act Alan Vega. She was also a part of musical performance group Ex-Dragon Debs.