Grace Ross is a still life oil painter whose subject matter primarily includes the rendering of the marriage of color, light, scale, reflection and refraction. She uses techniques such as underpainting to sketch the initial image. In some cases the underpainting can be visible through multiple layers. Objects including: plants, foods and nostalgic items are the focus of her artwork. By bridging those subjects with the memories that connect them she brings forward the essentials of life as a human being. She focuses on the abstract beauty in the details that are created by still scapes of glassware and ceramics. These rare moments captured in her art are confirmations of life, quality of light, and movement that can not be captured from an instant photograph.
Currently Grace is living in western Massachusetts and working at Amherst College's Mead Art Museum and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She is currently taking pre-requisite chemistry classes towards a Masters degree in Art Conservation. She is spending her off hours focusing on making art from her home, traveling, painting outside, visiting art museums, and playing with her two cats.