Virginia is a native Californian. She grew up in the SF Bay Area. Virginia taught for many years in the Bay Area before moving to the Central Coast. She has been exploring and savoring the natural areas of the state throughout her life.
Virginia has been living on the Central Coast for over 20 years. She was a part-time instructor at Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College in the Fine Arts departments: she taught studio arts, Art History and Art Appreciation.
Virginia’s inspiration comes from nature. Her passion is enjoying natural areas wherever she is and responding to each area through her paintings and drawings. She has made hundreds of journeys on the bay in her kayak and developed many pieces inspired by those journeys. Virginia works primarily in watercolors and is a colorist at heart. Virginia received her education in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taken additional classes at The California College of Arts and Crafts and in independent workshops.
“I am a colorist. I love exploring the beguiling interplay between color and light.
The way we see color is always affected by the lighting in which we find ourselves.
Moonlight, summer light, winter light, shadows, deep shade. Each has its own way of revealing to us what is before us.
My pursuit in painting is to capture the subtleties of color, as a means of savoring the experience I am immersed in.
Each subject in each setting captures my senses, endlessly fascinates me, and hopefully guides me to a way of revealing the richness of each moment.”
INSTRUCTION available one-on-one or in small groups. Virginia teaches classes at Art Central in San Luis Obispo.
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