Self-expression through photography | Grace Grantham pursues her art

Grace Grantham has been a photographer since she was a teenager.

“My great aunt was a photographer so I started early,” Grantham said. “It’s something I love to do, and I’ve kept at it. The iPad and iPhone work best for me with my disability.”

Grantham has cerebral palsy and rheumatoid arthritis, but she doesn’t let that stand in the way of her self-expression.

Grantham’s photos have been on display at Madrona Point Insurance during the Eastsound Art Walks, which are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month through October from 5 to 8 p.m. The next one is Sept. 8. The office is located at 365 North Beach Road, #106, and her work can also be viewed during regular business hours.

“It’s been a pleasure to watch her grow into her craft, blossom as a photographer and overcome obstacles to produce a beautiful array of eclectic and local photography,” said Michele Wiley, owner of Madrona Point Insurance. “She is usually on her scooter so she see things from a little different perspective.”

Grantham’s favorite subjects are water and sunsets, but she is now branching out to photographing people. She recently shot a wedding, and is looking forward to more paid work. Grantham has a show coming up in March at Washington Federal.

“It wasn’t until Michele helped me out that people started paying attention to my work,” she said.