meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"I believe she will be painting a seascape for us," said Joan
Hutton, secretary and advisor for the Burbank Art Assn.
"She is an excellent and well-known artist."
Nature has always been an inspiration for Grade, who has
extensively painted the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge and
the Yosemite National Park.
"It's not just nature inspired, but it's lifetime inspired," Grade
A mother of seven children and grandmother of 11, Grade has been
painting professionally for more than 40 years.
She has also been teaching equally long both privately and in the
Los Angeles adult schools, and has studied at Jepson Art Institute in
Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton and UCLA.
Grade, who lives in Eagle Rock, has had several exhibits and has
completed her 30th exhibition at Descanso Gardens. Themes keep
repeating in her paintings, whether it be in the portrait of a mother
and child, the bright flowers on a sunlit part in Descanso, birds
soaring in a vast sky, a spring flowing and wild flowers in a garden,
the freshness after a storm or the waterfalls in Yosemite.
"I don't paint for money," Grade said.
"I paint because it makes me happy and because it makes other
The association invites guest artists every month and has invited
Grade before, Hutton said.