Irish artist, Electra Grant, grew up in the wilds of the Tipperary countryside. Surrounded by lush woodlands and rivers, she and her older brother would spend hours exploring the enchanting landscape. These memories are often the inspiration behind her practice.
She is a first class honours graduate, with a BA in fine art from Crawford College of Art and Design, in Cork City.
Throughout the final year of her BA Electra combined large charcoal drawings of clothes with documentary style videos. They consisted of the drawings being worn, while the participants were interviewed. These drawings earned her an invitation to exhibit at the Sarah Walker Gallery in West Cork where her piece Coat subsequently sold and now resides in a private home in Los Angeles.
Electra has very recently completed an MA in Children’s Literature: Children’s Book Illustration in Goldsmiths, University of London. Over the past year she has been working on her first picturebook and sequential narrative, a sample of which can be viewed at the online degree show http://sites.gold.ac.uk/childrens-illustration/
If you have any further interest, please contact Electra directly via email.