Gretchen McGinnis Art
I am a painter and art teacher residing in Chester County Pennsylvania. I have always known I was an artist for as long as I can remember. I paint for the palpable joy of touching brush to canvas, the joy of color, the lushness of paint itself and its ability to describe how I’m feeling. My studio is filled with some of my favorite things: flowers, vases, vintage dishes and figurines. Painting is romantic and it’s sensual, it allows me to connect to and be with a variety of feelings including bliss, harmony, contentedness and sometimes sorrow and melancholy. It makes me ache either way and I am addicted to those feelings for they are the ones that let me know how much I love being alive and connected to others, whether in pain or joy. My paintings are my love letters to life.