"Art is a freely given superabundance of the human being's inner riches."
Grace is an artist living in Orange County, California. She has studied with master artists Ian Roberts, Jeffrey Watts, and Wendy Froshay, and is currently working as a full-time artist.
Known. Heart touched.
Read my Soul & put it on canvas.
Textures and colors and lines spoke to me. The real authentic me. Not just the who the world sees.
Vibrancy. Life. Dynamic.
Grace Oakley did a custom painting for my wife as my wedding gift to her. It was a wonderful Journey that I really felt captured my love for my wife in a way that she can look at each day.
What was the special and meaningful for my wife was being able to see each step of the process, and to hear Grace’s own comment on her work. I had no idea at the time, but many of the struggles and breakthroughs that we had in our process of creating the work mirrored the struggles and breakthroughs the that my wife had in her own journey. I believe this to be the case because Grace was so prayerful and meditative in her creating, and so open to being inspired both by us and by her prayerful process.
Loved your entry 'Insomnia'. It deserved high recognition. Wonderful work.