Gina Lijoi began her art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. After having worked several years as a graphic artist, she discovered her love for watercolors. She now devotes most of her artistic talents to watercolor painting.
"I have always been fascinated by the sunlight's power as it gently moves over objects." Combining this beautiful light with her strong knowledge of composition has become the backbone to her artwork.
Gina is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association and the West Virginia Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Sierra Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Nevada Museum of Art.
Gina grew up in West Virginia and spent summers in southern Italy with her family. Many of her resources for her paintings come from her travels. She has her studio presently in Reno, Nevada, as well as a studio in Italy for when she travels abroad.