Gina’s inspiration and creativity began as a child raised in a small town in Southern California. “I've always felt the need to create...the joy and satisfaction I got from creating something from nothing was the beginning of my creative life. I began oil painting at the age of sixteen. I experimented with several different mediums and decided oil painting was my love”.
In 2006 Gina had her first exhibition at the Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego, California. Her work has been featured at Buon Appetito in Little Italy, San Diego, where she had her first solo exhibit and opening night. She since has had several exhibitions from Dana Point, CA to Little Italy's Artwalk and San Diego's Artwalk on the Bay to gallery group exhibitions at the SFWA in San Francisco, Ca., Las Lagunas Gallery in Laguna Beach, Ca and La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, Ca. She was honored to win the Peoples' Choice Awards at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Rhythm and Wine event for fall 2015 and also honored to be the featured artist in Chaleur Magazine for May 2018.
Gina’s current work is focused on capturing the most influential icons from the past and present in a child portrait series called “Picture Day”. Reminiscent of an elementary school yearbook photo, this series features artists, actors, musicians and the most influential global people painted into vibrant modern child portraits, with an attitude…
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her beloved husband.