Her signature "vie" means life in French. Sylvie grew up near Montreal and started oil painting in her childhood influenced by her mom. She learned color with Michael Linstrom and drawing with Genway Gao. Her idols are masters like Klimt, Sargent and Matisse.
She entered the artistic world with a Painting titled "Statue Lily" which won first place at the Jubilee Show in September 2006 in Cupertino. Since then she has won multiple awards and exhibited all over the Bay Area.