Ginny has been providing memory-making fun in Central Virginia since 2007. As a biology major and Life Science teacher for years, Ginny draws inspiration from the beauty she studied in nature and captures the details of animals, insects, birds and flowers in her designs. She loves sharing fascinating natural history facts as she paints, and has recently combined her love of nature and face painting into an “edutainment” program for school children called Leaning Safari.
A mother of five, Ginny loves children and takes joy in helping kids put a “face” on their imaginations! In addition, “kids of all ages” stand in line for Expressions entertainment and Ginny enjoys partnering with universities to provide painting, henna or glitter tattoos to coeds and Greeks. She specializes in creating custom designs to support unique themes– and with her team of over 10 artists, can support events from large corporate gatherings to small private parties.
Ginny’s favorite venues are the sports/tailgate parties. She was an athlete herself and loves to help fans “get their game faces on.” You can find her at UVA and UR for home football and basketball games, as well as at local sports cafes for other big sporting events.
Ginny is not only passionate – she is proficient! She has passed the international face painting certification test and is currently the only painter in the US who also has her Level 2 Certification. She is fully licensed and insured and has a current background check for working with children. She has won numerous awards for original designs she has created for international and regional face painting competitions. Every year since 2013, she has been chosen by the readers of Charlottesville Family magazine (now called Bloom) as a Family Favorite for Party Entertainment.
In addition to face painting, her team’s services include waterproof glitter tattoos, all natural henna, custom belly painting, balloon sculptures, photo booth options and “Edutainment” programs. In 2016, in partnership with the Salvation Army, Ginny is excited to launch a new program called Share the JOY, which provides birthday parties for children staying at the Charlottesville shelter.