Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

More Finds....

I found two more paintings that my mother has painted!
This tempera painting was done by mum when she was in her teens. It reminds me of an O'Keefe...I found it in an old sketchbook and just recently had it matted and framed. I thought this was ironic as I had always loved Georgia O'Keefe and mum did not know who she was when she painted this. 

Mum took art lessons way up on Sheep Mountain from an artist by the name of George Solonevich. He and his wife Inga were very gracious and offered lessons in their mountain 'school'. This style differs from her original style, which I liked so much better. Many years later, ionically, I never took art lessons from George, but I rented a cabin (Mystila) from him in the 70's. 

I am hoping that, while she can, she will get back into the charcoal and draw.

1 comment:

tricia said...

gina, thank you for sharing your mother's art with us. i really love that first piece especially. my first thought was o'keefe as well. :) i am sending wishes that she will have the opportunity to experience the joy of her art again soon.