Irish artist, Electra Grant, grew up in the wilds of the Tipperary countryside. Surrounded by lush woodlands and rivers, she and her 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 recently completed an MA in Children’s Literature: Children’s Book Illustration with Distinction 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/
Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen has been reimagined by Deirdre Dwyer in association with Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford City and the Everyman, Cork City as an eight part serial audio drama just in time for Christmas! This seasonal fairytale is accompanied by a package of beautifully illustrated cards, one for each of the eight episodes. Sealed within individual envelopes the cards are dated with their appointed opening times. Electra was delighted to be involved in this project, as the illustrator of the third episode, as it is one of her favourite fairytales. You can find out more about this project here:
Electra sells prints, stickers and much more of her work through Redbubble, which can be accessed here https://www.redbubble.com/people/electragrant/shop