Grace Brouwer comes from a family with a strong photographic tradition, from a grandfather who printed black-and-white photos in his own darkroom, to an uncle, aunt and cousin with the highest level of accreditation from the Professional Photographers of Canada, to snap-happy siblings with shelves full of photo albums.

Grace attended North Island College in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada and received her Professional Photography Certificate in June 2003. A full-time job in the environmental industry pays the bills while she plays with her craft.

As you’ll see from her galleries, Grace especially loves nature. She is inspired by Gabriela Mistral’s exhortation to “Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe.”