Grace Schlitt is an architect and a painter. She has always enjoyed painting and drawing and comes from a long line of creative women. She is proud to be named after her great-grandmother Grace Cosgrove Gale, who was a prolific artist in the Chicago area at the turn of the 20th century. 

Grace studied architecture at Auburn University (War Eagle!) and started her architecture professional practice in Washington DC. While living in DC, she filled her spare time by taking art classes at the Corcoran Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

With an eye to the west coast, Grace moved to Seattle in 1990. Similarly to her experience in Washington DC, while practicing architecture with a number of well known firms she kept her hand in whatever art classes were available. She took art and design classes through Gage Academy of Art, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Cornish School of the Arts and the University of Washington. In addition Grace did coursework at the University of Washington, pursuing a degree in Educational Psychology in Learning Sciences, with an emphasis on Design Thinking. 

In January 2016, thanks to an online art class taught by Lisa Congdon, and a great community of fellow artists, Grace recommitted herself to a daily art practice and the opportunities to share her work. You will find in this website a focus on illustration and abstract work.  Working on both simultaneously Grace knows that each one feeds and informs the other. 

Please enjoy her work and feel free to share.