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 a Scottish painter from in Edinburgh. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art and a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design from Heriot Watt University. I now focus on figurative and still life paintings. My painting ‘Girl with Yellow Flowers’ was selected for the final of the Scottish Portrait Awards 2019, and my painting ‘Two Girls’ was awarded an ANGUSalive Purchase Prize 2018 and is now in the Angus Fine Art Collection. In March 2020 I was developing new work on a Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency.