Art has sustained Ginny Merett throughout her life and is the cause for her every success. She was born and raised in Denver, moved a lot with family, and settled in South Carolina because it was a safe and special place to raise her children.
Ginny always considered herself to be an artist. Because art played such a significant role in Ginny’s education throughout her youth she decided to teach art to others. A nationally certified teacher, Ginny studied Art Education at the University of Georgia, and earned an MA and MEd from The University of South Carolina. She devoted 30+ years to teaching art to students of all ages in elementary and secondary schools while also serving as adjunct at the University of South Carolina. During that time Ginny created murals, watercolor paintings, and commissioned portraits in graphite.
Ginny currently uses collage techniques to create portraits and figurative works of art that are best described as a mix of surrealism and whimsy. Ginny’s work has won several awards and accolades. She is the cover and featured artist in The Jasper Magazine Spring 2019 edition; and received First Place and Second Place Awards at the Rosewood Art and Music Festival, Best in Show at Time for Art sponsored by the Jasper Project; and participated in Women Speak Art Gallery at SC State Library 2017, Artfields 2019, and numerous other exhibits.
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