As long as she can remember, Gina, who was raised on a farm, has had a passion for growing things. Before she was old enough to attend school, Gina grew plants from seeds in milk cartons set in the kitchen window. Since 1984, she has owned and operated a greenhouse business with her husband, Mark.
Nearly 15 years ago, Gina began experimenting with dried flower arranging, using common dried botanicals. Her focus has now shifted to the use of grasses, grains, exotics, and other botanicals not typically found in dried arrangements. Gina raises many materials in her own garden using growing and harvesting techniques she has developed.
Each of Gina’s works is one-of-a kind as she lets the color and textures of the materials dictate the final outcome of the piece. Because Gina continues to experiment and learn, her passion for plants and nature remains undiminished. Gina is a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, and the Sheltowee Art and Craft guild.
Gina’s work can be found at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY and other shops.