Alice Stewart Grimsley, native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, resides by Swinton Creek, Yonges Island. Born and reared in Charleston, she moved to Yonges Island amid the turmoil of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Her studio is located at her home. You can find her originals and reproductions at Birds I View on Church Street in Charleston South Carolina. She is also Artist in Residence for the South Carolina Arts Commission and participates in fine art shows and exhibitions throughout the South.
After receiving a Bachelor of Art degree from Winthrop College in 1971, Alice became a high school art teacher in the state public school system. She earned a Masters Degree in Biology from the Citadel in 1982. In 1986 she was selected to judge the National Scholastics Art Competition for young adults in Tennessee. After seventeen years of teaching, Grimsley decided to pursue a career as a full time professional watercolorist. This move has proved very successful and she has received many awards for her paintings. Alices' devotion to the nature of the Lowcountry is evidenced in her compositions. Her fascination with the play of light and shadow, the intensity of color, and the use of strong, contrating values are all recognizable signatures of Grimsleys' art work.