A fine artist by training, Grayce DeNoia Bochak attended Temple University for her BA in Art and received a MFA in Painting with concentration in illustration from Marywood University. Additional studies took her to Rome, Italy, Parsons School of Design and Alfred University. Her art experience spans 35 years, inclusive of children’s book publishing/teaching on university level. Grayce’s freelance commissions include Macmillian’s Four Winds Press, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and Boyd’s Mills Publishing.
Her artwork was selected to be exhibited at Society of Illustrators' Original Art Exhibition. She was featured in The Very Best of Book Illustration compiled by the Society of Illustrators, as well as THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, and Step by Step Graphics Publications.
Skill as a hand painted paper collage artist is shown in Grayce's published books: The Gamemaster, Paper Boats, The Long Silk Strand. Her picture books were chosen to be printed as Bound to Stay Books, receiving starred reviews from both Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
Grayce resides in Lower Township, NJ. She maintains watercolor studios in Cape May County and historical Pirates Alley, French Quarter, New Orleans. Most current paintings delicately reflect her fascination in the mysteries of these two popular destinations.