The inspiration for her creations was born with one simple still life painting of a teacup sitting on a windowsill. Noticing birds fluttering around outside her window it seemed all too natural to incorporate them into the composition. The inspiration has continued to influence her art and over the years she has amassed a delightful body of work that illustrates her talent, passion, and whimsical outlook on art and nature. For her it has been life changing.
Living and painting in a forest helped Gina overcome a crippling level of anxiety that was beginning to wreak havoc on her everyday life. The entire process of creating in the wilderness has served as a meditational respite on a lifetime journey to self-actualization.
From spending endless solitary hours in the woods trying to get the perfect reference photo of an elusive bird to the time spent simply watching and contemplating the sunlight glistening off the gold rim of a familiar teacup, the innocence, magic and wonder of childhood is able to resurface in her adult life. Gina would agree with Frida Kahlo’s simple but eloquent statement, “Painting completed my life.