Chantal Giddens was born and educated in France. She has studied art in Bordeaux, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
The symbolic dreams of women are a prominent feature of her work. She is also influenced by the many continents on which she has lived, especially her many years in the Orient. Asian motifs feature in much of her bold and striking work. Most of Giddens' pieces are large format, often 6 x 4 feet in size. She works in mixed media, but predominately acrylic.
Giddens works out of her studio in Altadena, California.