Grace Kotze

"I am an explorer of paint and all things visual that engage and move me. The world is an enchanting place and paint is the ideal medium with which to investigate its many wonders.

My work is motivated by the challenge of fusing my emotional intent with visual and technical concerns. At present acrylic painting is my primary tool, its phenomenally versatile nature offers never-ending possibilities of exploration.

In order to produce works of integrity I have to paint from an emotional point of reference. I am very aware of utilizing imagery I have a profound connection to. My paintings function on an autobiographical level documenting both my internal and external vision. I paint places, things and people from my everyday life, using the familiar as a direct link to an emotive sense of self."