Annie Clavel was born in Toulouse, France.
Her parents encouraged her unbounded expression of self and individuality. This turned out to be an appreciation for expressionist and abstract art as well as a natural talent for Mathematic and Computer Science. Annie gained a Masters in both these subjects and taught them at schools throughout France and Tunisia up until 1992.
In 1985 Annie pursued her other passion, Art. She attended art classes in France and Germany. Between 1995 and 2001, she undertook various painting workshops and courses in Paris under the instruction of Olivier Di Pizio, who introduced her to abstract expressionism. Annie traveled and lived abroad in Tunisia, Germany and France with her husband and three children. Many of her earlier works portray an expression of realism seen in the day to day life of people, nature and culture of each country.
Annie and her husband moved from France to Long Beach, California, in 2006.
Once in the US, Annie significantly expanded her artistic activity, being an active member of numerous art
associations where she is working as a creative artist and quite often also as a board member.
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