Grace Cameron was born and grew up in Dundee, she worked at a variety of jobs, including 15 years as a nurse, before turning her attentions more seriously to art.
She graduated in Fine Art Printmaking from Duncan of Jordonstone in 2000, and produced a series of successful work inspired by ancient rock art and Celtic history. As a direct result of this work she was awarded the Angus Council commission and stayed on at Art College for another year on a work placement.
After college she was involved in a number of art projects and workshops with adults and children of all ages, as well as working three years in schools with children with special needs. She also spent three fabulous years at Dundee College as an art tutor with the children’s Arts and Crafts class, but in 2008 she decided it was time to concentrate fully on her own work.
Inspired by the colours, textures, patterns and a pure love of Scotland and its natural beauty, she tries to capture the ethereal and ever-changing light and atmosphere of the landscape.
Grace paints mostly in acrylic using palette knives, hake brushes and at times, just her fingers. She tries to bring energy and movement into the work, and by building up layers of paint that sometimes makes for a textural surface. Then the magic begins – the painting starts to emerge, and sometimes it is like the painting has almost painted itself.