Grace Ellen

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Grace is a self taught, professional artist based in Surrey.

Inspired by the great diversity seen in British nature and wildlife, each painting is truly unique and a snapshot of her experience at each location and of the particular day she visited. At first glance, Grace's paintings are almost photographic, a closer look reveals a painterly quality. This is created through her intuitive use of different texture mediums: sprays and ink alongside the paint.

Growing up in a family of photographers encouraged Grace to capture the world around her from a young age and, now as a painter, it is a crucial stage in her work. Grace has an ability to compase creative and fulfilling compositions through her lens that best describe the essence of each location. Her paintings are often from an eye level perspective, giving them an intimate quality that the viewer is invited to step into. 

Spending childhood years walking in the Surrey Hills and holidays to Cornwall and the Lake District, inspired by her love of the outdoors, led to Grace choosing to study Animal Behaviour and Ecology at the University of Exeter. Learning about the conservation of such places, and the need for their protection, motivated Grace to start painting them and celebrating their natural beauty.