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Gina works from her studio with the highest quality pencils and acid free archival papers and substrates. Pencils used have the highest lighfastness ratings, ensuring longevity and increasing value over time. Lock in current rates today with a 30% deposit.

Gina is an active member of...
Logo: Color Pencil Society of America
Logo: Pencil Art Society
The Colored Pencil Society of America
Pencil Art Society

Gina Rugito-Anderson is best known for her work in colored pencil illustration and realism. Her works are held in private collections around the world and have appeared in calendars, books, magazines, and international exhibitions. She is a self-taught artist from Jeannette, Pennsylvania with a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Gina's first commissioned portraits were for friends and coworkers. Next came her second passion: concerts and musicians. She soon garnered the attention of some of her favorite bands and recording artists. Exposure at concerts and meet and greet events lead to more commissions The seed was planted to bring Gina’s Drawings to life!

Her style and technique are influenced by color pencil artists such as movie poster illustrators Drew Struzan and Richard Amsel as well as mentors Ann Kullberg and Cecile Baird. Her inspiration is fueled by architecture, history, culture and people with subjects ranging from urban settings through beloved pets.

"When I create a drawing or painting for you, I capture a special moment in time and transform that moment into a unique treasure than can be cherished for years to come.”

Pieces are created predominately in graphite or colored pencil, sometimes incorporating mixed media such as pastel or ink. You become a part of the creation process in your consultation with Gina. She can recreate a photograph or bring a fantasy to life.

“Each work of art is created meticulously by me. I want to share with the viewer not just a story but the feeling that it evokes within them - if I have moved you, then I have created art. My greatest pleasure is the look of satisfaction and pride in my patron’s eyes.”

Gina currently resides in Fletcher, North Carolina with her husband, daughter, Boodah the cat and Bandit (a very spoiled miniature schnauzer). When not creating her next painting, she spends her time photographing the western mountains or the eastern coastal areas of North Carolina and working on her genealogy.

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