Originally from The Midlands, Gina was a hairdresser for many years until she started painting seriously, attending a part time course over 3 years. Gina explains:
“Art has always been part of my life, my Father was a well known artist in the Midlands with paintings shown in many galleries countrywide.
My inspiration is North Yorkshire, from Dales to coast. I try to create a feeling of place, rather than a representation of a particular view, my sketchbook is always with me, l do quick sketches, then back in my studio l collage the images till l have an interpretation of what l have seen, even then l find my painting takes on a life of its own, and never know how it will turn out.
I am an impatient artist so acrylics suit my way of working, but enjoy a change of media to suit whatever l have on my easel.
We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area, and l am very grateful that l can capture in my own small way the wonderful countryside.”
Gina works from her studio near Boroughbridge. She has attended several art course run by respected contemporary painters, including David Tress and Lewis Noble.
She exhibits locally and is delighted that people seem to like her work, having won a couple of Best in Show awards recently and selling well!