Gia was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and now resides in Charleston. She has always had a strong pull to the lowcountry, the scenery and history, as well as the people who have called it home for generations. Gia has always loved the arts and everything creative, including fashion design, interior decorating and the visual arts. She had a career in film and television as well as with several large corporations and firms. She took a hiatus to stay at home to raise her son but continued to be involved in the arts working freelance for several agencies and television stations as well as Art Master at her son’s elementary school. She also enjoyed painting for friends and family.
She did not discover her true talent and passion for oil painting until later in life when she found herself starting over and facing all the challenges that come along with it, but she is determined that this opportunity at a second life is the perfect time to live out her passion for painting. Gia paints in an abstract impressionistic style. She creates individual paintings filled with a combination of her voice, technique, color and composition. She mainly paints large works and is inspired by life and all the beauty it has to offer. She paints mixing brush strokes and palette knives merging the colors together, creating dimension and texture and giving the painting a visual comfort of imperfection. She hopes to recreate the spirit of a subject or landscape and share her story and interpretation in each piece.
Gia has always been dedicated to volunteering and to community involvement and loves donating her time and attention to various local non-profit groups. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and has participated in the Kiawah Art Guild as well as numerous group shows and artist workshops.
2017 and 2018 - Spotlight on Art in Atlanta, GA
2017 - Women Painters of the Southeast Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition