NAME: Gini Morelock Bosco
CITY: Granbury, Texas
“Turquoise Earrings”, 16X12, Oil on Linen Canvas
Gini Morelock Bosco’s earliest interest in art came from a painting done by her grandfather George Wall, an engraver by trade. The idea that someone could create a scene from a flat surface that you can feel with all your senses, planted a seed. Drawing became a passion, telling a story through line and gesture.
Early influences were the works of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth. Gini explains, “My work is not like theirs however they opened my eyes to the depth and beauty of the ordinary or commonplace.”
This is the concept that fills her heart and drives her work. Portrait and figurative works are her preference, inspired by the works of John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Lilian Westcott Hale, Cecilia Beaux, Lilla Cabot Perry as well as many of the English and Russian Impressionist. Gini’s skills, while methodical, are beautiful as well as accurate. With great sensitivity she breathes life into a person’s likeness one brush stroke at a time.
Working primarily in oil, as well as charcoal and pastel, Gini creates works in a traditional painterly style that take you into their own existence, like reading a good book; making a connection between past and present, capturing a single moment forever.
A native Texan, born in Dallas, Gini now resides in the historical town of Granbury, Texas with husband Frank .
Artists studied with include: Kay Polk, James Tennison, Ned Muller, Louis Escabedo, Peggy Baumgaertner and Jeffery Watts
AWARDS and HONORS
American Impressionist Society, National Show 2014
American Impressionist Society, Small Works Show 2017
Oil Painters of America , National Show 2009;2016
Oil Painters of America, Western Regional 2012;2015
Oil Painters of America , Juried Salon Show 2015;2016
Bosque Conservatory Art Classic, National Show 2007;2009-2015
Salon International 2012-2014
People's Choice Award, Rio Brazos National Show 2008
People's Choice Award, Rio Brazos National Show 2007
Juror’s Merit Award, Rio Brazos National Show 2007
Dorothy Barta Portrait/Figure award, Pastel Society of the Southwest 2006
People's Choice Award, Pastel Society of the Southwest 2006
First Award of Excellence, Pastel Society of the Southwest 2004
Award of Merit, Pastel Society of the Southwest 2004
Dorothy Barta Portrait/ Figure Award, Pastel Society of the Southwest 2002
Juror’s Merit Award, Rio Brazos National Show 2002
American Women Artist
American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America- Signature Member
Pastel Society of the Southwest- Signature Member
Portrait Society of America