Artist Chantal Cartier is based in Charente-Maritime, France. She studied painting, engraving and sculpture at the Atelier des Beaux Arts de Nancy over a period of eight years. These simple figure studies for Indigo Art are made, like most of her current work, using Chinese ink and bamboo in conjunction with natural pigments. A sense of intensity and sensibility emerges from Chantal's work through her use of this medium and a spare, minimal style. The search to convey the essence or fundamentals of the human form and spirit is the raison d'etre of her work.