Annie was born and raised in Abitibi-Temiscamingue. At a very young age and until her teenage years, she was captivated by the Arts. During that time, she practiced classical ballet and modern dance. She also worked with different mediums in painting and sculpting. While pursuing her studies in Montreal, her artistic activities were put to the side. Along with her professional life, she returned to the Arts and conquered her passion for pearls all the while completing a master in psychology and art history.For her, pearl beading is more than a simple work of precision. “The art of beading represents an ancient tradition and every bead tells a story about the human condition that is filled with fears, dreams, desires and the universal need to be recognized.” In fact, the art of beading is present throughout civilization history and played a significant role at different levels: spiritual (amulets with magic and protective properties), social (symbolizing the social rank) and economic (trading currencies). « For me, the history of pearl beading is, at once, rich and unknown and represents a source of inspiration that is constantly renewing itself.” She applies, among many other techniques, the art of weaving of the 17th European Century, the 19th Malaysian Century and of South Africa in the 20th Century.” These diverse techniques combined with contemporary materials give to her creations an antique feel that celebrates a harmony between shape and color.