She started taking lessons when her children were very young. Mike baby-sat while Grace went out for an art class once a week. They have four children. It was after the children were in school that Grace painted during the day attending classes and workshops in the Chicago area.
She has been published many times in both art books as well as art magazines. Her paintings appear in Strokes of Genius, The Best of Drawing, Pure Color – the Best of Pastel, 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Florals, The Best of Watercolor Volume 3, The Best of Pastel Volume 2 and several art magazines.
After years of studying, Grace is now a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Arizona Watercolor Association and the Pastel Society of America where she is a signature member as well as Master Pastelist.
Grace and Michael live in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have four children and four grandchildren.