Ginny Chenet Biography

The large scale canvases of local painter Ginny Chenet reflect the artist's love of nature and fascination with light and flowers. Chenet works primarily in oils and acrylics, choosing to render floral subjects in dramatic, richly colored detail and to create haunting, impressionistic landscapes which seem to resonate with the changing light of day.

Chenet draws her subject matter from personal experience.  The mountains, lakes, and wooded lanes in her landscapes reflect Ginny's Michigan roots and new-found Carolina home. The vivid irises for which she is well known grow out of childhood memories of her father's well-tended garden.

Ginny Chenet received her BFA from Michigan State University in 1971.  She is a member of the Creative Council of Michigan and a winner of the Traub Art Award.  She has exhibited widely in juried art shows and galleries and has earned numerous awards.  Her work is included in private and corporate collections. She has exhibited at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill and created the cover art and illustrations for the newly published Chapel Hill Service League Cookbook, Nothin' Finer. Featured at three shows at Magnolia Grill and at Duke Hospital.