Booth #: GS49
Artist bio: Grace Vanderbush can't remember a time when she wasn't painting, drawing, or sculpting. Born and raised in Minnesota, she was homeschooled until her tweens, which allowed for plenty of time to experiment with various mediums. Grace studied art education in college and sold her creations on the side while substitute teaching. She quickly realized her artwork could become a full-time career and hasn't looked back since. "There's nothing more rewarding than seeing my artwork bring others joy," Grace says.
If time stands still for you when you're basking in the beauty of a national park, she knows how you feel. The artist's wearable clay sculptures are a love letter to our nation's natural treasures, inspired by her frequent visits and fascination with every distinctive ecosystem. "I love photographing the smallest details about each park," Grace says, "like the moss on a rock or the tiniest bug or flower bud." These photos help her replicate an accurate color palette and recapture the magic of each location in a durable, waterproof creation designed with outdoorsy adventures in mind. To protect these destinations for future generations, 10% of your purchase will go directly to the National Parks Foundation.
Artist Statement: I create original clay sculptures on wood panel using small needle tools & polymer clay. I create special series of the mountain ranges, land formations & wildflowers featured in the National Parks & Forests. 10% of all profits are donated back to the National Park Foundation.