Gina 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 noexcusesart.com.
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?
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?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
With whom would you love to spend one day making art?
When is your favorite time of day?
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:
Visit her website at noexcusesart.com.