Gracie Noble is a Senior at Bradley University. She will be graduating in May of 2022 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. She grew up in a small town called Andover, Illinois. At Bradley, she has been able to diversify her artistic skills to include painting, graphic design, book making, and drawing. Gracie received the John Barrett Annual from the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley in 2020. She also had the opportunity to design and paint two murals in 2021, one in the Heuser Art Center on the second floor and one on the Hello Peoria building downtown.
For my senior project, I chose to recreate four classic fairy tales, Cinderella, Snow White,
Rapunzel, and Briar Rose (AKA Sleeping Beauty) from Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. I
manipulated the type on each page to match the story’s content. Every page is unique. I chose
these fairy tales due to my own fascination with folklore and all things creepy. Along with the
book, I created posters to go with the stories that include more color and with similar imagery
from the book.
I am fascinated by how water-like shapes create a pattern and their own movement. When creating my paintings, I use the water-like shapes to form a harmony with the background and
foreground as well as flat and spacious planes. I want to show the hidden beauty within simple
forms. I utilize color to create different planes in space and to establish different moods.