Gina Strumpf knew from an early age she was born to be an artist. Her pens and pencils were a constant companion growing up and having an opportunity to mentor with nationally acclaimed artist, Josette Gourley, had a strong impact on her. Gina received two scholarships to prestigious art schools, Ringling School of Art and The Traphagen School of Fashion in NYC, on her way to becoming a fashion illustrator. Fashion was a passion but instead of the drawing board, it took her to the "catwalk" where she worked as professional runway and print model for 12 years. After marriage, raising a family and a very successful real estate career it was time to get back to her first love and like an old friend; Art was there waiting. Her brushes haven't left her hands for many years now. She has honed her skills in record time, taking many workshops from noted artists, including Kevin McPherson, Bill Davidson, and Michelle Dunaway.
Gina's work is best described as an American modern impressionist, she is best known for her 'International Rainy Day Cityscapes'. Her paintings are rich in color, mood and spirit.... there is an inherent warmth and quality to her work that pulls the viewer in and won't let them go. As an Artist, she would like her works to represent the passion she feels in her subject matter. She also enjoys landscape painting and figurative work, she is a lover of color and light.
Gina's Art work is shown in fine art galleries from Washington DC to Charleston and Beaufort South Carolina. With collectors across the USA and Europe, and many owning multiple paintings, she is a sought after artist. The joy of painting from life capturing that "moment in time" is what makes her spirit soar! Gina proudly has the distinction of being a GOLDEN Artist Educator. Gina works out of her studio in Charlotte North Carolina and her door is always open!