Local artist unveils new collection

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“Shem Creek Glow” by Ginny Versteegen PROVIDED

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present “Sunrise ... Sunset,” a collection of new works by Ginny Versteegen. This award-winning artist will be the featured artist at the CAG Gallery during the month of September. Art lovers are invited to visit the gallery for the opening reception and meet Versteegen on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 30.

For many, the sunrise and sunset of the day hold spiritual connotations. This holds true for the painter, Ginny Versteegen. The elements of color, soft edges and drama of the landscape all come together in her latest series of paintings. From the muted colors of “Spirit of South Carolina” to the drama of “Sunset on Shem Creek,” Versteegen will unveil the majesty found in these quiet moments of the day. Her use of rich, vibrant color gives the viewer a selective impression of a scene. Through the use of oil paint, she expresses her feelings about the subject and the time of day.

Ginny Versteegen moved to Charleston County in 2006, after traveling the world teaching art and painting. Her paintings exhibit an international flair for she has lived in Brazil, Holland and Spain. She has been blessed by immediate acceptance into the art community of Charleston with solo exhibits, awards and purchase prizes from the City of Charleston, as well as the North Charleston Arts Council.

Versteegen’s skills in drawing and painting are evident in her work. Her life as an art student, art educator, gallery manager and exhibits coordinator contribute to this experience and training. “I feel truly blessed to be part of the Charleston art scene,” says Versteegen. “It is an honor to exhibit in the city where I live and work.”

Before moving to the Lowcountry, Versteegen taught art in both public and private schools in the U.S. She now makes her home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild, Mount Pleasant Artist Guild and Oil Painters of America.

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is located on 160 East Bay St., Charleston.

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