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Talking with artist Grace McKee


Talking with artist Grace McKee


Hello Grace could you please tell our readers about yourself.
Hello, Iwas born in India and grew up surrounded by art in the form of beautiful architecture, amazing sculptures, exquisitely embroidered silks, intricate jewelry, vividly colored flowers and enchanting dances.

I think that my passion for colour is evident in my paintings.  I gained a great deal of inspiration from books portraying the works of Sergei Bongart, Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Richard Schmid and the Impressionists.  My painting tends towards impressionism with lots of colour and abundant paint.  I paint landscapes mostly, but also a wide variety of other subjects ranging from flowers to still life, portraits and nudes.  My main love is oil, but I do paint in watercolors too, especially while traveling.

After moving to Arizona,  I began my second career – painting!  I studied with established artists including Dan Gerhartz, CW Mundy,Quang Ho, Nancy Guzik, Daniel Keys,, Craig Srebnik, Don Sahli, Matt Smith, William Scott Jennings, Qiang Huang, Lopez, Kathryn Stats, Pat Weaver, Betty Carr and John Budicin. My artistic goal is to have my paintings reflect the warm and colorful beauty that surrounds us, conveying a sense of nostalgia for familiar places and keen anticipation for those that we have yet to visit.

I was an associate member of Oil Painters of America and Allied Artists of America, a member of the American Impressionist Society, Medical Art Society UK, Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition, Northern Arizona Watercolor Society and the Sedona Arts Center.  I have had paintings displayed in juried exhibitions at the Greenhouse Gallery, Texas, Millhouse Pond Gallery, New York, The Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, the Sedona Arts Center and Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ.  Also I had an exhibition at Galleria d’arte Moderna in Ferrara, Italy, in June 2009, and at Castello Estense in Ferrara in May 2011.  I was represented by Agora Gallery, NY 2008-2009, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles in 2009-2010, Artists Haven Gallery, FL in 2010-2011 and by Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ from 2009-2012.  My work can also be viewed on Saatchi Online.

I now live and paint in France.
Many thanks for Taking the Time to Talk.

Grace McKee on Face book - https://ww.facebook.com/grace.mckee.96


http://www.artbygrace.net/


 


 
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