Annick Bouvattier was born in Nevers (France) in the mid sixties. Her father, a paediatrician and art lover, gave her the passion for painting since her early childhood. In 1982, after graduating with a science major, she broke away from the family patern of medical education to enrol at the “Berçot – Marie Rucki” school of fashion where, for two years, she trained as a stylist.
Her work was then exhibited in Paris and at the Villa Médicis in Rome, and was praised by professionals and published in specialised press. However, she was more attracted by the performing aspect of fashion than haute-couture, and chose film and advertising. As a stylist and costume-maker, she used to work at Cinecitta in Rome. From her italian experience, she has kept the deep, warm and sensual colours – sun-filled ochres, velvety reds, intense blues and deep greens. At the beginning of 1990, she decided to turn to painting exclusively.