"I paint because it's what gives me excitement... to create out of nothing. I paint to try somelhing new, to see something in a new way. I paint to take a subject matter and make it my own. I paint to find new colors and new color interactions. I paint to express my freedom. I paint to take my mind off of the everyday routine. I paint because I am inspired by what the ultimate Creator has already created: the organic lines of a tree, the contrast of the red bird against the winter landscape, the negative shapes formed in a still life, or the warm light creating shadows in a friend's sunroom.
Most importantly, none of these things could inspire me to paint if I didn't feel the happiness and love I receive from rny husband, my children, my family, and my faith. Without these my paintings would be
lifeless." -Ginny Futvoye
Born and raised in a small town in western Kentucky, Ginny has been painting since she was young. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. While at SMU, professors taught Ginny new ways of seeing and had an enormous influence on her artistic development. Ginny spent a summer painting in Taos, NM, and has studied the masters in Europe. Ginny's husband, a Jackson native, brought her to Mississippi. After teaching at St. Andrew's for five years, she is now staying home with her four children. The subject
matter in her paintings reflect her diverse range of interests, from flowers in a friend's garden, to landscapes she has visited, her mother's sunroom, or objects found in her grandmother's basement. Oil painting is her form of self-expression. She prefers the properties of oil paint because of the flexibility, color, and texture achieved with this medium. The key elements of form, color, light, and content are integral parts of her artistic process.
Ginny has participated in various benefits and fundraisers including National Kidney Foundation, Art for Heart, Taste of Mississippi, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Candlelighters, Designer Showcase, and Holiday Potpourri. Her artwork is on display at Brown's Fine Art & Framing in Jackson, MS and at her home.
Southern Methodist University BFA '96
Camille Pryzwodek workshop