As the daughter and granddaughter of sailors, she grew up surrounded by world maps,
colorful paintings, miniatures boats and photographs from faraway places.
She graduated from the Paris Decorative Arts school (Art Décos) and Les Gobelins School
of Design. Although she started to paint when she was very young, she gave up her
practice during her studies and for the first few years of her professional life. But the need
to paint came back and imposed itself.