Annick Bouvattier was born in Nevers in the mid-sixties.
His father, a pediatrician and art lover, passed on a taste for painting from his early childhood.
In 1982, with a science degree in her pocket, she abandoned the family tradition of medical studies to enroll in the fashion school “Berçot – Marie Rucki” where, for two years, she received training as a stylist. His creations, presented in Paris and Villa Medici (Rome), are highly regarded by professionals and are the subject of numerous publications in the specialized press.
However, more attracted by the fashion show than by that of the shops, she moves very quickly towards the cinema and the publicity. Costume designer, she often works in the studios of Cinecittà in Rome. From her Italian stays, she will keep the taste of warm, sensual, deep colors: sunny ochres, dull reds, intense blues, deep greens.
In early 1990, she decided to devote herself exclusively to painting.
After two years of self-taught research, she became from 1992 to 1996 the pupil of Pierre Ramel, disciple and massier of Mac’Avoy, who taught him the technique of knife oil that she worked smoothly, without material thickness, all in transparency.
Annick Bouvattier paints (mostly) women, alone or with each other, in almost empty city apartments, furnished with shadows and light. Beautiful, young, they live their femininity without false modesty, indifferent to external looks.
Canvas large formats, close-up compositions, the works of Annick Bouvattier are spaces of escape where the pictorial disputes it with the emotional one.