Grace Mattingly studied Painting and Drawing at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and then studied an MA in Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London. Mattingly now lives and works in London and works solely through the medium of paint. Her bright, surreal figural paintings explore the transformative potential of fantasy. Anthropomorphic plants and animals playfully entangle themselves in her works. Clouds of warm oranges, pinks and yellows dominate Mattingly’s canvases and encompass her mystical subjects, such as a unicorn or floating foot, which are distinctive of Mattingly’s style.