FORMALLY trained in art education, Ginny Versteegen spent her entire professional life immersed in art, teaching its history and techniques to students of all ages. A lover of all things creative since childhood, she was selected for pre-college art classes at Carnegie-Mellon University and went on to get her degree at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, majoring in painting and minoring in art history. As she both lived and traveled around the world, her love of that history deepened. Looking at the body of her works, it is clear that the many renowned artists she had the good fortune to meet and work with influenced her technique.
Now settled in Charleston, Versteegen largely paints in oil but has recently begun experimenting in mixed mediums, finding freedom in the use of cold wax mixed with oil paints. The effect is a more atmospheric look that translates well in her landscapes and seascapes, giving them an ethereal air. Her style displays a sense of place, and whether the painting captures the beauty of some far-off place or evokes the Lowcountry charm of South Carolina, her heart is clearly visible in each piece. Visit her website to purchase her paintings or contact her to schedule a viewing.