Grace Swanson first developed her passion for painting as a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After receiving a degree in Studio Arts, she began working primarily in watercolors. She continued her education by obtaining a second degree in Art History from LMU while developing her painting style.
Her paintings have been shown in nearly 100 juried exhibitions, including those of the American Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and Watercolor West.
Examples of her work are found in Artistic Touch 4 and Artistic Touch 5 (Chris Unwin, Publisher, 2009 and 2012) and Best of America Watermedia Artists Volume II (Kennedy Publishing, 2009).
Grace is a signature member of several art associations and served as president of Women Painters West.