Ginny Boyd

Ginny was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Charlotte, N. C. area. Growing up an artist in a family of scientists and mathematicians, she found a way of expressing herself and fitting into her fact-based family by using scientific research methods to gather her thoughts and plan her artwork. Her hypotheses are based on life questions and experiences. She interprets her ideas, theories, and conclusions through symbols, abstract and figurative imagery.

Now a retired high school art teacher living in Denver, N. C., she busies herself implementing various art-based grants and creating her art. Recent grants have included a 640 foot mural for the new Mecklenburg County courthouse, involving 14 schools, a South American mural with an elementary school, a mural based on North Carolina and community with another elementary school and a mixed media solar plate unit with a high school. Her own work has been many regional shows and galleries. Along with work displayed at LEDA, her work has been shown at Haen Gallery in Ashville, N. C. and in July 2008, her work will hang in the Mooresville Art Depot.

An artist and instructor, Ginny has worked in many mediums. Her current media is monoprinting with sewn collage elements. Her latest hypothesis is based on the stereotypes of Southern women. Why are southern women considered simple, sweet, and “given to the vapours” when, in fact, they are complicated, tart, and as subtle as barbed wire? Her conclusions are a visual medley of insights, both in written word and signs and symbols.