Artist Feature August 13th 2016, 7:00-10:00pm - Gina Rossi
Gina was born and lived in Rhode Island during her early childhood. As a teen and adult, she has lived lived and traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. While living in Italy, Gina contracted a childhood illness and during her recuperation her mother gave her a set of oil paints and canvas. She had always been drawn to art doing sketches and pastels but fell in love with painting from that point on.
Gina returned to the United States to continue her studies in art, receiving a BFA in painting with honors and shortly after an MFA. She taught at the University level for several years and retired as Director of Education at a mid-size Museum in 2001. Gina now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico painting full time.
ART AND THE SPIRITUAL
Nature is my church. Brushes are my prayers. When I paint, I search for the essential nature of reality. The artistic creation is the metamorphosis of that reality. Through the use of space, light and color, I hope to create paintings that become the external physical part of something beyond itself, something that is spiritual and self-sustaining.