Grace Cameron was born and grew up in Dundee, and worked at a variety of jobs, including 15 years as a nurse, before turning her attentions more seriously to art. She graduated from Duncan of Jordonstone in 2000 in Fine Art Printmaking 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. She also won the John C Low scholarship in 1998, to go to Canada on a student exchange, and while she was there she was amazed by the beauty of the Canadian landscape and its similarities to Scotlandís. 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 childrenís Arts and Crafts class, but in 2008 decided it was time to concentrate fully on her own work.
"I paint mostly in acrylics and mainly Scottish landscape but I have also been drawn to paint the Canadian Rockies. Inspired by the colours, textures, patterns and a pure love of Scotland and its natural beauty, I try to capture the ethereal and ever-changing light and atmosphere of the landscape. I paint flat using palette knives, hake brushes and at times, just my fingers. I try to bring energy and movement into the work, and by building up layers of paint that sometimes makes for a textural surface, and then the magic begins and the painting starts to emerge, and sometimes it is like the painting has almost painted itself ."
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