Calendar Month: October 2018
Underwriter: Sandee & Al Ragl
About the Artist: Ginny Jones
Ginny has always been preoccupied with color and the effects of light on color. Since moving to Stuart in 2002, she has been drawn to the beach – to walk, to hunt for shells and to appreciate the way the light sparkles on the water. Every day and every hour of each day provides a different “snapshot” of color and light. The pattern, design, and iridescence of a tiny shell, the colorful folks along the beach, the wide water, are all a source of inspiration to her. In recent years, Ginny has been attracted to friends’ photographs of Florida’s beautiful birds and she has enjoyed making them the subjects of her paintings.
Ginny was an art major in college, but was eventually drawn to the profession of Social Work. Through the years, she has continued to paint. Most of her work is in private collections, including those of friends and family. Ginny, along with her sister, had a gallery for a few years and they painted murals and furniture for commission. Her mural work is in Wendy’s, in spas, and in the homes of CEOs and football coaches!
Ginny enjoys working in all media. She does portraits in pastels, still lifes in watercolor, graphite drawings, and anything in acrylic. Acrylics are particularly suited to her style of painting, which she describes as ‘Impressionistic Realism,’ because of the vibrant colors and fast-drying properties. In all her work, the connecting thread is Color.