Behind the Artwork: The World is Unravelling

What inspired this? The ‘World is Unravelling’ is the most recent piece in my series of drawings. This one was inspired by the incredible sun that we saw in England on the day that ex-hurricane Ophelia visited us. The sun was a eerie shade of pink and the feel of the day was weirdly calm …

Behind the Artwork: Conversations with Ursa Major

‘Conversations with Ursa Major‘ is my latest finished piece from my current work. The series itself focuses on the subconscious, dreams, fantasy, emotion and reality. Each piece has an element of the ‘real’ in it but it is quite hard to translate as the viewer.  What is the work about? To be honest, none of …

Behind the Artwork: ‘You Can Have my Body But You Can’t Have Me.’

More answers about more artworks… What is the artwork about? On first glance this seems like a romantic piece, whereas, in my head it’s quite the opposite. The two ‘lovers’ dance on the beach under the eclipsed sun. The male holds the female with a firm grip; he’s so afraid to let her go that …

Behind the Artwork: ‘Under the Influence, Losing Control’

To continue my series about my current work here are a few questions about my newest work; ‘Under the Influence, Losing Control’ and about my art practice itself… What is the artwork about? Well, as the title suggests it’s about losing control, and letting something (or someone) take the reigns even if you don’t really …

Behind the Artwork: ‘Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy & Reality’

Greetings. It’s been a while since I have updated this blog, but I’ve had a few questions about my artwork. So I’m going to do a series of blogs (I hate the word blog) about each piece of work. First we have one of my personal favourites; ‘Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy & Reality’. What …

A3 Prints and Owl Potraits

A3 Prints and Owl Potraits

Well it has been a while since I have posted an actual long blog post, sorry about that I’ve been rather busy!

Good news, I now have an A3 printer it is absolutely fantastic! Now I can make some really high quality prints and originals as some of my work has never been seen physically on paper. The plan is to print, frame, and exhibit. I missed something important off that list…oh yeah, sell. My online shop has been bare for quite a while, well that is about to change…well in the next week or so.

Barn owl in monochrome
Black and White Version

This image looks particularly good in A3 both the colour version seen on this http://graceowenart.com/gallery-2/wildlife/ page so I shall be doing some lovely, high quality prints of this image. At the moment I am creating more wildlife art than fairy art, but I always like to create something a bit mystical or magical about the paintings I do so, I’m never too far away from the wonderful world of fantasy. I do love Imagine FX (a magazine dedicated to fantasy art)

Anyway, do keep checking back for more art etc and I’ll reveal when my shop is launched with all its new stock! Yay!

Spring Sheep…

Spring Sheep…

Hello, Ok so I started this sheep painting a while ago and I’ve been working on and off with it. I think it is finally finished, yaaaay bring out the Champagne. I’ve been working on my illustration style for children etc. I have so many different styles of work to choose from now…Anyway, here is …

The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

The Owl and the Pussycat – New Art!

New Art Posted on March 21, 2013 Hello all! Just a short post for you to introduce you to some of my new digital paintings… I wanted to produce some more illustrative work and create some more animal characters. So here is a kitten (who I have yet to name – help!) and we have Oswald Owl …

Fairy Tale Art Competition – Voters choice

Fairy Tale Art Competition – Voters choice

Hi everyone! A couple of weeks ago I entered a Fairy Tale Art competition on Fineartamerica.com hosted by fairy-tale artist, Philipe Fernandez. I am happy to tell you all that I came in 1st place for the Voters Choice Award! So thank you to everyone who voted for me and put up with my blogs …