Grace Garton's Profile
As a child to European parents who had a love of the arts I was surrounded by writing, painting, music, theater and food.
It was inevitable for me that I went into art school. I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at City Art Institute (Alexander Mackie) in Sydney and then pursued a career in animation.
Over the 25 years of working in animation my artistic skills developed and in between productions I explored other creative avenues such as sewing, knitting, printmaking, mixed media and doll making.
My mixed media paintings are inspired by the environment: city, bush, suburbia and rural.
They all impart an emotion or a memory which could be from childhood or history, a story evolves in my mind and the canvas becomes like a stage for all my characters to act out.
The little figure that appears often in my paintings expresses a childlike innocence and wonderment at the world…
- Born on May 14
- Joined January 13, 2006