Marie-Astrid Grivet was born in Paris in 1969. She obtained a master's degree in management at Paris-Dauphine University in 1991, then followed the courses of the Martenot Plastic Arts School which she graduated in 2010. She shares her Activity between artistic education and its own creation. She has been a member of the "Society of French Artists" since 2017. Marie-Astrid Grivet's artistic approach tends above all towards the search for a harmonious composition between figuration and abstraction. Its inspiration finds its source in the representation of spaces and objects with their set of vertical and horizontal lines, curves, full and empty. Her work breaks into several stages: at first, she performs numerous charcoal sketches or pencil. They allow, starting from realistic elements, to gradually seek the composition around rhythms, lines and values. In a second step, and once the composition has been stopped in its broad outline, it transcribes it on paper in China ink. This technique is gesture, rhythmic and dynamic. With the brush or bamboo, it strengthens the composition, highlights the contrasts, brings the light. Finally, she addresses the work of color on the canvas, by performing several passages in order to find the right harmony and the material sought. Brushes, knives, pigments ... The color enriches the essential search for lines and rhythms, softness and energy.