ABOUT THE ARTIST
Grace Wilmshurst is an experienced oil painter living and working in Sussex, UK. Grace's work has been widely exhibited in London, Brighton and Cornwall.
Her oil paintings explore the interplay of power, presence and other worldliness, found in natural form. Drawing influence from her childhood home in Wiltshire:
'Wild animals and birds are the inspiration for many of my oil paintings, and play a powerful role in my imagination. I grew up in the Wylye Valley, surrounded by wildlife, which seemed to possess a fascinating but also sinister beauty. I have tried to capture that edgy, dark energy in my work using oil paint, which is the perfect, versatile medium for these atmospheric snap shots’.
With an ever-evolving creative practice that fuses traditional oil painting techniques with mark making, Grace has created a distinct visual language in her work, incorporating subtle colour palettes and figurative subjects. Predominantly known for her oil painting, Grace is now creating original giclees: limited edition, hand finished prints translated from her original oil canvases.