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, located at her home, provides a creative respite from the business aspect of her partnership in the Pink House Gallery. The Gallery, located at 17 Chalmers Street, in downtown Charleston, is a well known landmark - the oldest stone house in the city. You can find her originals and reproductions at the Pink House Gallery or online via her website. She is also an Artist in Residence for the South Carolina Arts Commission.
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.