After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in English and Psychology, Virginia married a Foreign Service Officer and lived in many countries for the next thirty years. Trilingual, she was able to study with leading artists of several countries, and exhibit widely. Highlights of her exhibitions include The World Women Online exhibit in Beijing, LE Grand Palais in Paris, Art Slam at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, featured artist at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery exhibit, “Insights,” and an NBC featured artist showing how to cope with failing sight as one creates one’s art and grows in new, more vibrant directions.
Virginia’s current art is abstract, painted with acrylic onto canvas panels that art hung freely from bamboo poles. She means them to be free of the usual constraints of a work of art…no framing, glass, or matting. Her subject matter deals with the psychological relationships in families and with natural elements one finds in nature. She paints outside in the garden, most often in the winter, on cold, windy mornings, when she finds most of her inspiration. The birds often sing to her, especially the crows.