Born in 1961 Grace worked at a variety of jobs, including 15 years as a nurse, before turning her attention to art. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, graduating in 2000 in Fine Art Printmaking. Following graduation she was involved with a number of art projects and workshops with adults and also three years spent working with children with special needs. In 2008 Grace made the decision to paint full time. She now works predominantly in acrylics and is inspired by the Scottish landscape.