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Whimsical Murals and Powerful Paintings by Grace Ann Piano


A painting of a Sudanese woman holding a babySudanese, oil on canvas

Grace-Anne Piano came to art after a previous career in engineering and business. Her whimsical murals and powerful paintings can be found in a variety of public and private spaces.

 


A wall mural in a hair salon, depicting a woman with long, flowing hairUntitled wall mural

Grace’s style produces colourful paintings, full of movement themselves, as well as sculptural and large-scale public installations – for example, a parade float. There is something about Grace’s work that I find very approachable, and it is this quality that makes her such a success designing and painting wall murals and other decoration for spaces ranging from restaurants and hotels, to offices and private homes.

 


A screen capture of Grace Ann Piano's websitePortraits on Grace Ann Piano's portfolio site

 


A portrait of a young woman from the Brazilian rainforestGirl from Brazilian Rainforest, oil on canvas

Especially interesting is Grace’s work with portraiture – her gallery of original paintings showcases a series of wonderfully expressive faces, often belonging to aboriginal people of many different cultures and ethnicities. Grace’s work shows a clear love and care for her subject matter, be that person, animal, or social idea.


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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