The Grease and Grace Family
An Eclectic Collective of Artists
All of the works at Grease and Grace are hand-crafted, excluding apparel (graphic design for apparel is done in-house, production is third party). We create fun and unusual gifts and home decor items you won’t find elsewhere.
Each artist here has their own unique training and background in their particular style of art, along with many years of experience.
Grease and Grace artists pride themselves on craftsmanship and quality.
A common thread between the artists is the theme of “vintage redesigned.” Vintage or found items, given new life through art. Consequently, you’ll find lots of old items here, jazzed up a bit to give them another round!
CCynthia– Wildlife & Nature themed artworks. Her repertoire includes: Slate, Feather, Mural, Found Item Multimedia, and Fine Art.
She also does Facebook social media for Grease and Grace.
DDean – Automotive Art including Welding, Pinstriping, Hand Lettering and Metal Sculpture. Also, Dean has done many tattoo designs.
–Cynthia and Dean are married and have been known to occasionally partner on projects.
DDeanna – Author/Illustrator, Graphic Design, Polymer Clay Figurines, Home Decor, as well as Digital & Traditional Painting.
In addition to art, Deanna operates and maintains all aspects of Grease and Grace from shipping to marketing to customer service. She also has a presence on the Grease and Grace facebook page.
–Deanna is Dean’s daughter and they have been known to occasionally partner on projects.
Read the article in
Fine Living Lancaster magazine.
I have always been a greaser, probably because I was raised by one. I have always been a motor-head, owning many muscle cars through the years. My current ride is a 1957 Ford Ranchero that I built myself.
I started drawing in grade school and never stopped. I trained to be a sign painter, now a lost art. I will pinstripe anything that isn’t nailed down. I do Von Dutch, Dean Jefferies, and Larry Watson style striping.
I enjoy making art out of horseshoes. It has become an obsession. One can never have enough luck!!
•Graduate of McCaskey High School 1978
•Willow Street VoTech (Commercial Art) 1978
•Apprentice to sign-painter Rick Straub
Hope you enjoy the art of Grease and Grace!
Be Sure to Check out Dean’s Vintage, Pin-Striped Handbags:
I was into art and nature at an early age. An idealistic child of the 60’s and early 70’s, I was always reveling in nature and drawing trees, birds and flowers. I learned to paint from an accomplished local artist who gave art lessons in her home. My interest continued through high school where I took every art elective offered. A supportive art teacher inspired me to go to college. I didn’t finish college in one shot. I took a detour, raised a family, then went back almost 20 yrs. later. What a culture shock!
My ideals and style have remained pretty constant through the years. I have a great respect for nature and enjoy painting on almost anything, walls, furniture, driftwood, slate, feathers, barn siding, antiques, tire covers, and occasionally the traditional canvas. Though life gets busy, my late grandmother’s words ring in my ears as a reminder, “Honey, you have to keep painting; God gave you this gift to use it.”
•Art training from Jan Murray, Lancaster Co. artist
•Conestoga Valley High School (college prep, art focus)
•Millersville University BSE Art Education 1996
Wife/Mother/Grandmother/Artist/Director of an Early Learning Center/Gardener/Antiquer/Believer in morals and values/Believer in karma/Naturalist.
The idea for ‘Grease and Grace’ began over a period of years when I had many conversations with my dad and step-mom about starting a business combining all of our artistic skills. Then one day we decided to stop talking and start doing.
My style ranges from the rockabilly pinup scene, to botanical and spiritual designs. Therefore, you’ll find quite a variety of items in my repertoire.
In addition to traditional art, I am also an alt model.
— Pennsylvania College of Art & Design – BFA
— Brownstown Career & Technology Center – Desktop Publishing Certifications, 2000 & 2004
— Adobe Systems Incorporated – Adobe Certified Associate: Visual Communications, PSCS3
I also have an educational children’s book, Buffalo on the Ridge available on Amazon!
I wrote and illustrated this story just before my daughter was born. Buffalo on the Ridge includes a glossary of flora and fauna native to Custer State Park, where it takes place. Children will love the adventure and detailed, colorful full page illustrations. Adults enjoy the educational background.
Artist/Mama/Housewife/Writer/Herbalist/cross country traveler/Fun having/Goof talking/Greaser loving/Good timin’ gal…