Grace Gilpin. Grace studied Fine Arts and Printmaking at Harrogate, Sunderland and Chelsea School of Art where she gained her M.A.. She worked in various art related jobs until returning back to Richmond and began Gilpin Fine Arts in 1989.

Her portraits of animals sell across the world and Grace has acquired a strong customer base who collect her sheepdog paintings. In 1994 she moved to Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond, after requiring extra space to undertake more bespoke framing.

These days Grace teaches extensively, covering a wide range of topics from watercolours, oils, pastels and acrylics to silk painting. She has regularly taught crafts for the N.S.P.C.C. and in 2006 finished a mural for Sure Start in Colburn, Catterick Garrison.

Grace's painting abilities are not solely confined to animals, she has a diverse range of subjects in her repertoire ranging from ships, planes, trains and portraits. Her latest passion is sculpture which she aims to explore further in the near future.