Mandy Boursicot was born in Hong Kong during the late stages of the British colonial period. Her father was a French businessman and her mother was Macanese, that is, from Macau, of mixed Portuguese and Chinese descent. Although she excelled at art in her youth, her first university degree was in Economics and, following in her father's footsteps, she entered the world of commerce. After a 17-year lapse, she returned to the world of painting and drawing. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and has exhibited internationally since 1994.
Mandy's work exemplifies the meeting of eastern and western cultures. She paints still life in a highly realistic manner, portraying Chinese objects and flat pattern in a western, academic style.