Owner/Artist Ginnie Cappaert creates her minimallist abstract landscape paintings in the log studio on the Cappaert Contemporary Gallery property. Ginnie Cappaert is a full time visual artist/gallery owner with a summer studio in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and a winter studio in the Upper Peninsula of Michgan. Her surroundings of nature and her travels inspire and influence her oil/mixed media paintings on paper or wood panel.
She works in a series which may include an abstracted vision of nature through the bark of birch trees, or a colorful village series appropriately titled, "Small Village...Happy Life" to her more horizon line inspirations of water and sky or even forests. Ever changing depending on her surroundings whether they be her time spent in foreign lands, either of her studios or her time in the South West!
Ginnie has taken many workshops by various artists, but it is her intense studying of art history and just 'experimenting' that have broadened her personal techniques to art making. She currently teaches workshops abroad. She works in oil and mixed media layering, adding and removing, many layers to each piece. It is this in-depth process that allows subtle markings and layers to emerge into the finished painting which is an abstracted minimalist version of a landscape.