Thursday, February 2, 2017

Spotlight on: Gini Morelock Bosco, 2017 Texas Top Ten

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

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 

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