Studio Sale 2023 | Grace Crabtree

20 JANUARY 2023 - 08 FEBRUARY 2023
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5. Grace Crabtree


Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Egg tempera on gesso panel
42 x 28 cm (unframed)
Painted in 2022


£300 - 600

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Grace Crabtree is an artist based in Bridport, West Dorset, whose paintings of land and water are grounded in the experience of walking or swimming, and infused with hints of historic or mythic narratives connected to a place. Working mostly in egg tempera, the painting surfaces hold delicate layers and scratched incisions.

Grace says: "My landscape paintings, perhaps more akin to portraits of place, respond to places I have walked within, recalling and reforming their colour and form, texture and light in a process of shaping and excavating layers of pigment. Rather than a traditional distanced, overarching perspective, I want to give a sense of being within, or moving into a landscape; perhaps revealing what lies beneath the visible: the physical underlayers beneath our feet, as well as undercurrents of folklore, ritual, and mythology that run through a landscape."


Turps Banana Correspondence Course (2020-2021; 2021-2022); Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Bachelor of Fine Art (2016-2019); Falmouth University, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (2015-2016).

Selected exhibitions:
Vague Terrain, SET Lewisham, London (2022)Evolver Prize Summer Exhibition, ACEarts, Somerset (2022); Cross Pollination, group residency and exhibition at Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset (2022); The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, Turps Correspondence Course 20/21 (online) (2021); SWAc Annual Open Exhibition, South West Academy, Devon (2021); Small Pleasures II, All Mouth Gallery (online), 2021. Life on Venus I, II & III, The Tub & virtual auction at The Auction Collective, (2020-2021); New Narratives, Literary and Scientific Institute, Bridport, Dorset (2020).

Residencies and grants:
Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus (2022); Zaratan AIR, Lisbon, Portugal (2020); DRAWinternational, Caylus, France (2019).

Grace has recently received a DYCP grant from Arts Council England for 'The Art of Fresco', a studio and research project with the aim of furthering a long-standing interest in fresco painting, through specialised training and sustained time for making and researching.

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