For more than
twenty-five years, contemporary French Surrealist artist
has captured dreams on canvas. She has been dubbed ‘art’s enchanting
Scheherazade’ (Gallery & Studio), a reputation established through
international exhibitions of an ever-growing gallery of sorceresses,
chimeras and other mythical creatures.
Born on February 20, 1949 in Louvigne du Desert, France, Bachelier studied
art formally from 1966 to 1969 at the École des Beaux-Arts, La
Seyne-sur-Mer, before serving an apprenticeship at an engraving shop in
Valence from 1974 to 1975. Since 1989, she has been exhibited frequently
throughout France and on both coasts of the United States. Painter,
printmaker, ballet designer and illustrator, Bachelier is also a wife,
mother of three and has three grandchildren. She lives and works near
Although Bachelier’s work has been admirably compared to that of Goya,
Moreau, Magritte, and Fini, she has undeniably produced an artistic cosmos
both enchanted and completely her own.
Metamorphosis, transition, and evolution provide the common threads of the
art of Anne Bachelier. The artist captivates her audience with compelling,
highly imaginative images that are distinct, unique, inventive and
immediately recognizable. Her metaphysical, dream-like fantasies evoke
feelings simultaneously powerful, peaceful, and protective. This unique
"other" world, untouched by time or place, reminds the viewer of the
eternal dance of transformation and regeneration.