ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Rochester, NY, I am a professional
artist/designer based in Columbia, SC.
Fine Art Roots
I graduated from the State University
of New York with a BA degree and relocated to Columbia to earn my Master
of Fine Arts degree at the University of South Carolina. There I taught drawing,
printmaking and graphic design courses for several years, plus art history classes
at Newberry College.
long after completing my MFA, I became interested in commercial art. I took a
job as an artist at a small advertising agency where I learned the trade.
Later I joined the graphics department at a large software company to further
develop my skills as a graphic designer. Eventually I left that position to accompany
my husband on a six-month trip around the world while he was on a teaching sabbatical
from the University of South Carolina. We visited 18 countries, although
most of our time was spent in the Far East. Upon our return, I was ready to establish
my own company. I went into business as a freelance graphic designer.
Six years later I was introduced to my first
personal computer — a Mac Plus. It was "love
at first byte." The year was 1988. That little computer became my pivotal
studio tool. Profits doubled that first year and I loved every minute of it.
In 1996, I discovered the power of the Internet and taught myself HTML. (Code
editors like we have today were nonexistant at the time.) I began building web
sites. Two years later I changed my company's name (Adcon, Inc.) to Ginnie.com,
Inc., to reflect my professional focus. Clients have included BMW, NationsBank,
BlueCross BlueShield of SC, PBS, BellSouth, USC School of Medicine and others.
Over the past decade I've specialized in creating complex photomontage
images for both print- and web-based commercial clients. I've also developed
a keen interest in photography and digital printmaking which I have been actively
pursuing for several years.
Recent breakthroughs in digital print technology have enabled artists
and photographers such as myself to achieve outstanding print quality with maximum
archival longevity (100+ years) right in our own studios. For me, that's a dream
Fine Art Prints
prints on this web site represent a joyous return to my "fine
art" roots. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I've enjoyed creating
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