Gina Torkos Biography
Gina was born and grew up in North Central Pennsylvania. Her love of art began there, sketching and painting the natural world around her. Although her formal education took her to the University of Pittsburgh for a masters degree in Speech Pathology, she kept her love of art alive by creating art therapy materials for publication and therapy use. While working full time and raising a family, Gina enrolled in numerous art classes and workshops, consistently filling her free time in the self-directed pursuit of artistic creativity. She explored various mediums but was especially drawn to oil painting. She was awarded a solo show of her Oil Paintings in 2013. Gina continued to paint and experiment with various mediums, and later that year started working in Collage. Her collage work has been featured in many publications, and has been her primary focus since 2013.
Gina has been the recipient of several awards for her collages. Her work can be found in public and private collections internationally. She currently maintains studios in St. Augustine, Florida as well as in Central Pennsylvania.