Gina Odonoghue, President
Gina comes from a long background in jewelry sales and design. She worked in the retail industry for many years. She started painting for fun in the early 2000's. She feels so fortunate to have studied oil painting at Butler Studio. She studied acrylics online during lockdowns and later found the Gaston County Art Guild through our plein air group. She has been a part of the Gaston County Art Guild's Board of Directors since 2021 taking care of Membership. She is excited to work with so many talented artists in our local community. She has two daughters with her husband Mike and loves living in Belmont. Her work has been displayed in local Galleries and Museum's. She specializes in fluid acrylic painting but can work with oils, acrylics, watercolors, & mixed media.
Jill began to draw pet sketches for family and friends as practice. She soon received more and more requests. After her retirement in 2020, she wanted to expand her art experience and started to paint. Although she taught herself pet sketching, she found painting to be challenging and took an on-line class. The instruction encouraged the students to paint plein aire, which let her to the CGAG plein air group. She continues to learn and develop friendships with other artiists in the group. She continues her art adventure with the guild.