“I respect perseverance, patience and resilience and am drawn to a subject by its beauty, colour and rhythm.
Exploring colouristically the drama in patterns, suggestive of creation, growth and endurance, allows me to see beauty in the ordinary.”
Virginia is a graduate of the 3 year Fine Arts Diploma at the Ottawa School of Art. In the final year she refined her oil painting practice by completing two Advanced Studios in oil painting, as well as two Apprenticeships in oil painting with a concentration into colour theory.
Virginia was the recipient of both the Ted Marshall Scholarship and the Morton Baslaw Watercolour Scholarship at the Ottawa School of Art.
She was awarded grants from the AOE Arts Council as well as Exhibition Assistance grants from the Ontario Arts Council, as well as numerous Juror's Awards.
Virginia is a juried member of Art Lending of Ottawa and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists.