Grace Riley was born into a creative family with a history in the visual arts. Her father was a successful commercial artist and later emerged into opening his own advertising firm. Grace learned from her father what it took to be a true professional. She realized that her calling was to be an artist just like her father. Grace spent almost 20 years in advertising for multi-national companies. This introduced her to a world of computers, which immediately replaced her pencil with a mouse. Grace's inspiration comes from many aspects of life. She says that shapes and colors open up her creativity .
Giclee (jee-clay) is an advanced printmaking process for creating high quality fine art reproductions. The attainable excellence that Giclee printmaking affords makes the reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original piece. The result is wide acceptance of Giclee by galleries, museums, and private collectors. Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides and is secured a hidden, wooden frame. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished painting