Grace Willard

Grace was born in 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta. She has been married and has children, and now she is a grandmother. Her children are very supportive of her coming to the Nina and it makes them happy that she’s painting. Being a survivor of domestic abuse, she now is happy to call the Nina her refuge.

She used to paint when she was a teenager and didn’t do anything until a few years ago. Now she paints and her world is opening up. “I find it very therapuetic, and relaxing, and enjoy everybody who comes to the Nina. You could be having a bad day, you come here, and you get a smile.”