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Gina Papen

I  celebrate the joys and challenges of life through the vitality of art. I am a mixed media artist in Berkeley, CA. I work with diverse art forms using signature styles, colors and approaches.  I will “push past realism”, while combining materials, extending from still life basics to compositions which include collage. 

I have worked in various sizes, from  5″ x  7″ to 36″ x 48″.

Over 60 years of hands-on experience and study in a wide variety of media have given me a unique and varied approach to self expression. Through vivid colors, fascinating textures and distinctive compositions, each new scene and subject transform into captivating images.  Imagination and inspiration lead to original art works. Often I bring real subjects into dreamlike landscapes. Each painting, drawing or collage tells a different story and presents a colorful, detailed vision of life, loss and renewal that engages each viewer’s  unique viewpoint.