Loralee Grace is an oil and watercolor+gouache painter, born in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1988. After graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design in 2010 with a BFA in Fine Art Painting and a scholarship of merit, she ventured out on two trips to Iceland and one to East Africa, before embarking on a slow-travel journey through 16 countries on a shoestring in 2013-14. Finding that her work was directly inspired by the variety of landscapes and cultures she immersed herself in, Grace recently launched into an indefinite, slow-nomadic lifestyle with her husband, filmmaker Philip Carrel. She is currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand on a one year “working holiday” visa. Grace is represented back home at Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, and has exhibited her work in a variety of venues around the world. She was recently accepted into her first exhibition in New Zealand at Matchbox Studios Gallery in downtown Wellington.