Artist Bio or Statement / Bio de l’artiste ou la déclaration
Grace brings to her coloured pencils a background in calligraphy, watercolours, oils and gouache covering the last 30 years. At age 85 to have found an art form that satisfies as well as challenges, that in itself teaches with each new piece, seems magical.
Grace partners her inherent love of fine detail and passion for colour with images, often of flowers, from an extensive resource of her own photos and sometimes letter shapes resurfacing from her calligraphy years. As sharp pencil points delineate on select paper homage is paid to the wonder of flowers and the fascintation of letter shapes as they sometimes dance together.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Grace and her late husband lived in Toronto for 45 years, have a daughter, and have called Grimsby home for the past 19 years.
COLOURED PENCIL WORKS / LES OEUVRES EN CRAYONS DU COULEUR