Artist Profile: Gina Rossi Armfield

GinaGina Rossi Armfield is a painter, photographer, wife and mother. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Mark, two sons, Grayson and Payton, and a herd of furry critters. Gina started painting when she was six years old and was lucky enough to find many mentors along the way who encouraged her to pursue her talents. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and in addition to painting, spent most of her time riding and showing horses. A passion for the four-leggeds endures to this day and can be seen in much of her work. Gina received her degrees in fine art as well as education. She has taught people of all ages and continues to enrich her life by sharing her gifts with others. She has always had an interest in combining her love of photography and the written word with painting; she explores this aspect in all facets of her work.
Gina can be found teaching around the country and through her online workshops. You can find her on her website


Your name: Gina Rossi Armfield

Where you live: Calabasas, Ca



What kind of art are you known for?

Watercolor and Art Journaling


What is on your workspace right now?

No Excuses Journal, watercolors, washi tape


Why do you make art?

To express myself, to connect and to keep myself grounded.

What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool, supply, material, or junkyard find?

 Washi Tape

Washi Tape
What’s your favorite tool or material?


What do you listen to when you create?

Music, books on tape, silence

What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

What’s the most inspiring trip you’ve ever taken or adventure you’ve ever had?

Whenever I go teach in different parts of the country I am inspired by the places and the people.

What’s the last thing you cooked?

Roasted lemon chicken

If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be?

 Quinacridone Gold Deep


Do you have a talisman/power garment/magical thing you wear?

Earrings that a friend made me that are lockets with the mane hair of my beloved horse Ebony.


What’s your favorite place in all the world?

In front of the fireplace with those I love.

What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet?

Go to England and Italy.
What’s today’s Word to Live By?

I choose faith over fear.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Red wine

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?



With whom would you love to spend one day making art?

Helen Frankenthaler

When is your favorite time of day?

Early morning

What’s your best piece of advice for artists?

Be brave, be willing to be vulnerable and put yourself out there, and have No Excuses!

Get complete No Excuses instruction by Gina:

U0183_CM_NoExcusesArtJournaling.inddNo Excuses Art Journaling: Making Time for Creativity







U0533_CM_ArmfieldWatercolor_DVD.inddThe No Excuses Approach to Drawing and Watercolor







U0534_CM_ArmfieldCollage_DVD.inddThe No Excuses Approach to Mixed-Media Collage


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One Response to Artist Profile: Gina Rossi Armfield

  1. lisacalcut says:

    just ordered too much wash tape 🙂 can’t wait to get started xoxox