Grace Foo-Barton, a former Psychology University student and Early Childhood Educator for more than 7 years, is currently an artist on a full-time basis. Art has always been a part of her life, being creative with her children at work, while she travels or when she is at home.
Grace enjoys painting abstract pieces using acrylic paint on canvas, finding her inspiration from her natural surroundings and combining it with everyday lifes emotions to create her pieces. Using different mediums, tones and textures are some of the ways she is able to introduce her style of painting to the canvas.
Each and every piece will have a different time-frame, depending on the process of the layering and technique used. One beauty of abstract art is that she never knows where the process may take her. She enjoys the mystery, wonder, beauty and dedication which each individual art piece requires from her.
Grace loves to travel and allows her mind to wonder and take in all that mother nature has to offer. Meeting people from different backgrounds, is something she enjoys. How they share with her their stories of how they got to the position they are currently in, helps her with the strides that she takes.
Originally from Malaysia and briefly living in Adelaide before finally settling in the South-East of Melbourne, she feels that she is in the perfect place as she is surrounded by local botanical gardens, the Dandenong Ranges and Mornington Peninsula just to name a few of her favourite spots.
Finally, Grace is encouraged to have been given this opportunity to help a cause by donating one of her pieces which she painted specifically for the foundation, hoping it will help raise funds to increase the awareness of epilepsy.