Gina’s youthful desire to be an artist was supported by her
parents who enrolled her in private art instruction at the age
of 12. This was due to her lack of musical talent. After three
years of attempting to master the piano, her instructor didn’t
attempt to persuade her to continue when Gina announced that she
was quitting piano to become an artist.
Gina continued her art instruction both during and after high
school. However, Midwestern practicality dictated that a BS
degree, banking career, marriage and two sons would suit Gina
for a number of years. Rather than a degree in fine art, Gina
earned a BS in Business Management (Suma Cum Laude) from Defiance College
and completed The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.
Always yearning for creativity, she never gave up hope
to return to her love of painting. The opportunity arose in 1997
when Gina re-married and went on an indefinite banking
sabbatical -- never to return. It was while building their new
home that Gina was able to once again create with paint.
Encouraged by her builder and designer, she was launched into
the career she was meant to have.
Wolfrum continues to study under master artisans throughout the United States, including Master Faux Artisan,
Martin Alan Hirsch of Decorative Finishes Studio's Faux Finish
School and Melanie Royals
of Royal Design Studio.
In July 2005 Gina trained under artist Michael MacNeil,
Freeman of the Worshipful Painters of England, an
internationally celebrated master marble and wood grainer.
Gina is a member of the Decorative Painters Society and the
Stencil Artisans League International and is a Moderator for the
MuralsPlus faux finish web forum.
Currently, Gina’s work is published in the Modello Design
catalog and website and has appeared in the Faux Effects World
magazine and the Artistic Stenciler magazine.
In addition to these publications, Gina has been featured
on television, specifically for murals produced for the