Ginny Futvoye

Artist's Bio

GINNY FUTVOYE

"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.

Education:

Southern Methodist University BFA '96

Workshops:

Fechin Institute

Alan Flattman

Camille Pryzwodek workshop

GF198 - Zinnia Series I, 14x11
GF198 - Zinnia Series I, 14x11
GF261 ORchid in Pink 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF261 ORchid in Pink 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF264 Vase of Orchids I 24 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF264 Vase of Orchids I 24 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF248 - Fence Line, 8x20
GF248 - Fence Line, 8x20
GF270 Warbler 8 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF270 Warbler 8 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF281 Japanese Magnolia I 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF281 Japanese Magnolia I 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF282 Japanese Magnolia II 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF282 Japanese Magnolia II 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF284 Natchez Wildflower 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF284 Natchez Wildflower 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF285 Blush Beauty 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF285 Blush Beauty 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF286 Blanco Bells 24 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF286 Blanco Bells 24 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF287 Cones 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF287 Cones 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF289 Zinnias II 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF289 Zinnias II 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF290 Zinnias III 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF290 Zinnias III 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF291 Bottle Buds 36 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF291 Bottle Buds 36 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF292 Violet Vase 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF292 Violet Vase 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF294 Lone Ranger 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF294 Lone Ranger 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF295 3 Amigos 24 x 24 oil on board .jpg
GF295 3 Amigos 24 x 24 oil on board .jpg
GF303 Wild About You 1 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF303 Wild About You 1 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF304 Wild About You 2 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF304 Wild About You 2 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF305 Wild About You 3 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF305 Wild About You 3 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF306 Wild About You 4 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF306 Wild About You 4 12 x 12 oil on board.jpg
GF310 Blue Landscape 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF310 Blue Landscape 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF311 Daisies in a Vase 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF311 Daisies in a Vase 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF312 Queen Anne 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF312 Queen Anne 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF313 Penny's with White 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF313 Penny's with White 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF318 White Flowers in Amber Vase 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF318 White Flowers in Amber Vase 10 x 10 oil on board.jpg
GF319 Baby Zinnias 1  7 x 5 oil on board.jpg
GF319 Baby Zinnias 1 7 x 5 oil on board.jpg
GF321 Baby Zinnias 3  7 x 5 oil on board.jpg
GF321 Baby Zinnias 3 7 x 5 oil on board.jpg
GF297 Pinky I 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF297 Pinky I 30 x 30 oil on board.jpg
GF296 Mini Zinnias II 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF296 Mini Zinnias II 24 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GF302 Poppy 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF302 Poppy 40 x 40 oil on board.jpg
GF278 The Gift I 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg
GF278 The Gift I 48 x 48 oil on board.jpg