About Grace

A native of South Africa, Grace Phillips exhibited an early talent for drawing and painting. After studying commercial design at Johannesburg School of Art, the artist attended the University of Witwaterstand South Africa majoring in Fine Art. Her interest in the decorative qualities of penmanship led to her studies with noted English calligrapher Mary Duxbury.

Phillips’ signature style combines her love of nature and rich knowledge of plant life with her extraordinary talent as artist and calligrapher. The artist’s finely detailed watercolor renderings of plants and herbs are embellished with engaging text that she has meticulously researched.

Phillips currently lives and works in San Diego where her paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions. Throughout her career, Phillips has been awarded many prestigious commissions and recently, her versatile designs have been adapted to fabric for home furnishings.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

-Georgia O’Keefe

A note from Grace’s children:

Welcome to the marvelous website designed and developed for Artist and Calligrapher, Grace Phillips, born in South Africa, became a victim of Alzheimers and died in San Diego, CA.

In honor of her private art collection,the Grace Phillips’ Retrospective Art Exhibition and fundraiser was held at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla San Diego from October 5th, 2011 through January 4, 2011.

We want to acknowledge all our sponsors and in particular, South African Airways and Etali Safari Lodge(introduced by Timeless Africa Safaris) who co-sponsored the art exhibition.

The Grand Prize of two round triptickets to South Africa donated by South African Airways and a 3-night weekend stay at the fabulous ETALI SAFARI Lodge. drawn on Jan 4 andwas won by A.M. – The winner’s name will be provided upon request.

Enjoy viewing Grace’s magnificent arti n the following pages and we want to thank those who took time to honor Grace at her Art exhibition Debut and who purchased some of her paintings from which we hope you will receive much pleasure and appreciation of her talent and artistic perspectives.

Most sincerely,

Geoff & Sue Phillips