Grace specializes in the medium of pastel. She studied Graphic Design at Swinburne in Melbourne for two years and life drawing and portraiture at East Sydney Tech. Although she enjoyed very much the life of the art student, she felt that the best instruction she received was working privately in oils with the late Leslie Sinclair at Monsalvat in 1985. She greatly appreciated Sinclair's expertise in tonal impressionism and her honesty and quiet humility. She has also benefited from the tuition of the late Allan Martin at his studio in Eltham.
Grace began exhibiting in 1990 and joined the Victorian Pastel Society in 1993. She is also a member of the Australian Pastel Society, the Australian Guild of Realists Artists, and member and past President of the South Coast Pastel Society.
She and her family spent seventeen years in country Victoria before moving to the to the south coast of N.S.W. in 1994, where she opened the Grace Paleg Fine Art Studio Gallery two years later. From here, she continued to work and teach local students, as well as hold workshops for various groups around Australia.
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