ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ginny Morello is a self-taught artist based in Montreal, Canada. She specializes in hyperrealistic drawings with graphite and charcoal as her mediums of choice. Ginny has always been fascinated by human faces and their uniqueness, and always aims to capture that individuality within her drawings. She loves the challenge of trying to capture as many details as possible in her drawing, but more importantly, capturing the essence and emotion expressed by her subject. Ginny has always been a highly sensitive person who feels emotions very deeply and intensely, and can therefore easily observe emotions in other people. Her sensitivity allows her to feel a deep connection to her drawing as it progresses, and that emotion transfers to the viewer. She loves the unique combination of charcoal and graphite: charcoal for creating those rich, dark values and smooth grey tones, and graphite for capturing the most precise, minute details.
Every since she was a child, Ginny has always loved to draw, creating her first “portrait” at the age of 2 years old. Growing up, she continued to draw and doodle anytime she could, but eventually steered away from drawing to purse studies in psychology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McGill University. However, shortly after graduating, she realized that that was not her calling and decided to undertake the daring endeavour of pursuing her lifelong passion for drawing and striving to become a full-time artist. She has been perfecting her craft over the past few years, always aiming to create drawings each more lifelike and captivating than the last, and gradually establishing her own style and vision. “One thing that terrifies me is the passage of time and how nothing lasts forever, especially our youth. For me, drawing is an escape from that reality and it brings me peace. There is something magical and comforting about capturing a fleeting moment in time through a drawing, making my unique perception of that person’s face live forever on paper. Trying to permanently capture the ephemeral.”