About

GRACE MARAN

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art practice is figurative and still life painting, acrylic on canvas. I aim to create a surreal and ambiguous atmosphere through the subject choice and composition. I am inspired by the history of portraiture and decorative symbolism in fine art.

BIOGRAPHY

I am from Edinburgh and now based in the Scottish Borders. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art and a further BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design from Heriot Watt University. I have been painting still life and figurative subjects since 2018. Recent highlights include an ANGUSalive Purchase Prize in 2018, finalist in the Scottish Portrait Awards 2019 and an Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield in 2020. I have recently been awarded a South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, funded by Creative Scotland, Live Borders and Dumfries and Galloway Council, for a project exploring historical costume and painting from life.

 

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