About the Artist
Virginia (Ginny) Paternite
Artist, Specializing in Original Oil Painting
I was raised in upstate New York watching my dad paint. I often served as his model when he needed to see a particular gesture or expression. The aroma of oil paint, linseed and turps is forever etched in my childhood memories.
I attended art school at my dad’s urging, but eventually found myself with a masters degree in social studies education and spent the bulk of my career teaching American history. Full-time teaching and raising three children left little time for painting.
My husband and I retired to the beauty and warmth of Charleston, SC in 2011 and with my new-found free time I immersed myself in painting. I've taken numerous workshops and found a mentor and oil painting instructor in Joyce Hall, a nationally recognized artist and teacher. I also juried into the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery and displayed there very successfully for five years.
My husband and I have since moved to Bluffton, SC to be closer to our newest grandchild. I currently display in the SOBA Gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton at 6 Church St. Bluffton, SC 29910
I enjoy painting all subject matter. Much of my portrait work, including people and pets, is done on commission.
- B.A. in Art Education from University of Iowa
- M.A. in Social Studies Education from Miami Univ, OH
- Dee Beard Dean, Color & Light Charleston, SC,
- Alana Knuff, Portraiture Charleston, SC
- Helen Beacham, Architectural Perspective Charleston, SC
- Joyce Hall, The Studio, West Ashley, SC Pet Portraiture, Mixing Mother Color Palette, Painting Birds,Rendering Copper and Silver, Flat Brush Impressionism, Painting Night Scenes,
- Christopher Xang, Portraiture, The Studio, West AShley, SC
- Chris Groves, Tonalism, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
- Jim Lewis, Painting Waves & Dunes w/ palette knives
- Chris Groves, Still Life, Palmetto bluff, Bluffton, SC
- Mount Pleasant Town Center Show March 2013, 2014, 2016
- Daniel Island Art Show March 2014, April 2015
- Blessing of the Fleet Exhibit May 2014, 2015 (Honorable Mention Award)
- North Charleston City Gallery Show Dec. 2014
- Mt. Pleasant City Building Gallery, 2013-2016
- Charleston Artist Guild Juried Exhibition Feb. 2016 (Honorable Mention Award)
- Charleston Artist Guild Juried Exhibition Feb. 2017 (Of Interest Award)
- Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Permanent Exhibit 2013-2017
- SOBA Gallery, 6 Church St. Bluffton, SC 29910, May 2018-current
- Artists of Palmetto Bluff, Exhibitions, Oct 2018, Nov 2018
- Daniel Island Art Guild, Exhibiting Member 2014-2017
- Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild, Exhibiting Member and Webmaster 2013-21018
- Charleston Artists' Guild (Juried/Exhibiting Member) 2013-2017
- SOBA Exhibiting Member (Society of Bluffton Artists) 2018-current
- National Association of Women Artists, Juried, Exhibiting Member (SC Chapter, Treasurer) 10/18-current
Please peruse my galleries, which include portraits, animals, still lives, landscapes, architecture, welcome plaques, and Christmas paintings. Be sure to click on " i " for size and price information.
Please contact me if I may create an original work of art for you!