Grace Lee, a native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a multifaceted artist who has created art in some form or another for most of her life, starting with painting and drawing. In 2005, she began her art career as owner and sculptor for her sculpted cake company, Cakes of Grace. Manipulating sugar and cake into unbelievable sculptures, the possibilities for cake designs were seemingly endless.
Grace was hired to make prop food for the movie Twilight: Breaking Dawn. While on set, Grace fell in love with the fast growing Louisiana film industry. "My gears shifted," Grace said. " I realized I needed to get out of the kitchen and on set." As a sculptor and a painter she was naturally drawn to the art of special effects makeup. Using similar techniques when sculpting clay and fondant icing, she began making prosthetic and applications for special effects. It was a natural transition. She has been active in the film industry for 5 years now and has worked as Artistic Director, Department Head of Makeup, Set Designer, Scenic Artist, and Concept Sketch Artist for character development. She specializes in, but is not limited to, bringing a very realistic approach to professional SFX makeup application and scenic artistry.
Since 2012, Grace has been making all sorts of terrifying things with SFX makeup and scenic artistry with Midnight Productions at The 13th Gate Haunted House, voted #1 haunted attraction in the nation for multiple years.
Grace enjoys taking painting commissions. "I love hearing peoples quirky, detailed ideas of what they want painted and then making it a reality for them. It's really satisfying when a client sees their painting and says, 'YES! That is exactly what I was picturing but don't have the artistic skills to do it.'" She also paints surreal art for hobby, to keep the creativity flowing.