One beautiful painting a day makes the ugliness go away! Not everything is art and Art is not
everything, but it comes close, because Art is everywhere and all the time. In
the beginning, art was all beautiful things created by nature. The incredible
human abilities sense beauty and harmony and wish to hold, preserve and enjoy
it. Art makes you experience the beauty of the world. Art itself is so powerful
that it may tell stories, show feelings, express passion or fury. It may be
happy or sad. Works of art can be as tiny as miniatures or as enormous as the
Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Art exists as addition to language. It is
like expression of sensations and thoughts, a way of thinking too subtle and
delicate for words. Art with its magical splendor is so powerful thus
influences and changes life for good. For me art implies some personal,
unanalyzable creative power. From the artist art requires love, veracity and
perseverance. In return, it reveals the untamed passion. For the public, art
with its magnificent beauty improves mood and health and builds better persons.
It engages the intellect, softens the heart and frees the spirit.
Gina De Gorna is a very well established artist
and a published author. She is highly educated and well-travelled and she truly
believes in the healing power of love, beauty and color. She is convinced that
the artist's main job is to focus and devote their art and work to improve and
make life more beautiful.
Gina comes from a family of artists and
craftsmen. She has lived and studied Fine Art extensively both in Europe
and in the United States. Receiving her first art award at the age of ten, she
later became a teacher for 11 years. In her 35 years as an artist, Gina De
Gorna finished more than 1000 art pieces in both realistic and abstract styles.
She continuously does research, reads and writes about art, tutors, and
experiments with color, art techniques, styles and painting subjects. In
2002 she visited Hawaii and found her paradise. She eventually moved to
the Big Island where she began creating art inspired by the tropics. Her
personal favorite subject, the sunset, is evident in many of her
In her spare time Gina works with both adults
and students and helps organize many charity campaigns to support art, artists
and young talents. She has donated numerous paintings to a variety of charities
and fund raising events. One of her favorite contributions has been the
donation of numerous original paintings to improve and enhance the appearance
of children’s hospitals. One of the things that makes her a great person,
as well as artist is her firm belief in helping young people showcase their
art. Under her leadership students participated in painting murals and
together they decorated a whole children's ward in a hospital.
As a full-time artist, Gina De Gorna can offer
originals of both oil and acrylic paintings as well as a variety of limited
edition Giclee reproductions, posters, cards and prints on canvas, acrylic,
metal and paper. Some of her paintings are even available in a variety of home
décor items. Her work incorporates a wide variety of subject
matter, including murals, illustrations, portraits, landscape and seascape
images, animals, birds, sunsets, fish and flowers. Her paintings are
recognized for their realistic and expressional values. Her bold and colorful
style is the product of her love of color and contrast and is a continuing
process of exploration through which the artist is seeking to portray personal
or visionary interpretations of the world
Gina's paintings have been shown online, and as
well as in art galleries both in solo and group exhibitions in Europe,
Canada, and the USA.
Gina is published in several articles related to color and art therapy
as well as 5 art books. She has written her own step by step instructional
books on How to Paint Sunsets which are used by art teachers and people around the world.
Favorite Color: RED
Favorite Place: Hawaii, Big Island
Favorite Hobby: Fine ART and painting
Favorite Sports and Activities: Tennis, Boogie Boarding, Bicycling
Favorite Food: All but raw meat;
Favorite Drink: Mojito
Favorite Music: All but Heavy Metal
Gina De Gorna's OTHER INTERESTS: Family, Books - World
Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Art & Color Therapy, Travel,
Frequently Asked Questions
1.Which artists influenced your art? – Mainly the Old Masters.
2.What techniques and materials do you use in your
paintings? – I experiment in all kinds of techniques and paint mostly in oils.
3.Why do you create art in this way? – I create artworks for my own pleasure and what
you see is the result of my enjoyment at different timesJ
4.Have you always created art in this way or have you experimented
in the past? – I always
5.Does your artwork represent your life? – No. My artworks represent only my moods and
feelings and personal responses to beautiful things and dreams.
6.Is there a certain subject matter you prefer to use for your
artworks? – Sunsets and striking
scenes and things.
7.What do you think about your art? – I think it’s not bad.
8.What style your paintings are in? – I’ve painted in all art styles. Painting
in one art style only is VERY boring.
9.How did you become famous? – Mostly through my art galleries and art exposure
on the internet.
10. How did your birth place affect your work? - I don’t think it affected my art a lot, rather
places I went to and things I saw affected my art choices.
11.Anything else that may have inspired you to paint what you
paint. – My love to art.
12. At what age did you find an interest in art? - 5
13. What would be your favorite subject to paint and why? - flowers and sunsets because nothing is
14. What initially drew you to art/painting? - the beauty
15. How often do you paint? - almost every day
16. Which style of art do you enjoy the most? (i.e. abstract,
realism, impressionism) -
17. How would you describe your artwork to someone who was unfamiliar
with it? - colorful
18. Who or what inspires you most? - the beauty of things
19. How long does a typical painting take you to complete? - between a few hours and a few weeks
20. Do you have a particular "forte" in a certain style
of painting or do you constantly experiment? - most often I experiment
21. Out of your many works, which would be your favorite? And if
you have one, why? - Lady
in Red because it depicts me in most aspects:)