APRIL ~ GINI ILLICK


“If I didn’t paint I would explode. Painting allows me to have a visual conversation with myself about the non-visual aspects of reality. The nature of the universe – micro to macro.

My training was in the classical modernist tradition at the Barnstone Studios. Before that, I fell in love with Abstract Expressionism. It had such a raw explosive power. Barnstone insisted on rigor, the European canon. I am an amalgam of these two explosive forces. Sort of like the forces of the universe which I am trying to understand, but, really can’t. Yet.

After having spent 14 years at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, as a resident artist, I am now in my brand new home studio in the woods with my dogs, friends, family and various curious visiting critters. Life is good.”