About

GRACE MARAN

Drawing and Painting BA (Hons)

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Me and my Collie Nell

Grace and her Collie Nell

Grace is a Scottish artist based in Edinburgh specialising in animal portraits. She has a degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art and works from her studio in Edinburgh. Grace’s style is painterly with a stylised feel which captures the animal’s character and spirit as well as being a beautiful¬†piece of art.

Grace works from a photograph and paints using acrylic on canvas, drawings are created using water soluble coloured pencils on paper.

Please feel free to contact Grace for a no obligation consultation where she can advise you on what photo for her to work from and the best type, size and composition for your pet’s portrait.

Painted portraits normally have a lead time of 4-6 weeks and 3 weeks for drawings  however she can accommodate any tight deadlines. There are also Gift Vouchers available for custom pet portraits drawings and paintings.

gracemaran@hotmail.com

Qualifications

Drawing and Painting BA (Hons)

Fashion Design for Industry BA (Hons) First Class

Prizes

The Heriot Watt Prize for Outstanding Merit

The Lenzing Prize

The Glasgow Bonnet Makers and Dyers Prize

I have always been wary of pet portraits as while they may look like the dog they do not always reflect the character. However the portrait drawn by Grace of our Cockerpoo is fantastic. She has really captured the expression and personality of our dog. Grace has also drawn our Golden Retriever and West Highland Terrier from very old photos with equal success.

Holly

Grace did the most beautiful painting of our German Shorthaired Pointer Sophie. I got it done as a birthday present for my husband and he was absolutely delighted with it. Grace got the facial expression and coat markings perfectly. Thoroughly recommend.

Sophie