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“My perfect evening in San Francisco is watching as the lights come on at dusk and radiate into the night. I aim to capture the intensity of the glimmering light against each of the muted colored buildings through my paintings.

I am attracted to vibrant and vivid colors that are not normally found in a traditional, urban cityscape. By painting the image over a tremendously colorful under painting, I am able to allow pockets of color to show through without being distracting.

A palette knife is used throughout each painting. I find that the strong textural impact, along with the intense color contrast, help to grab the viewer’s attention and evoke emotion.” -Gina Tecson, 2012

Gina Tecson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is a teacher at Artworks Fine Art Studio. She specializes in oil paintings, often concentrating on cityscapes.

The highlight of her exhibition work was a piece for the Food and Wine Magazine Award Show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. She has exhibited at venues such as: Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery, Smith Gallery, STUDIO Gallery, Chico Art Center, Open Studios, The Cannery, Cortile Gallery in Massachusetts, and Upstream People Gallery in Omaha.

In 2011, Gina won a spot at the US Capitol Christmas Tree show. She received a special recognition award in 2008 from the Upstream People Gallery Contemporary Art Competition. She also received a first place award in the landscape category in 2006 at the Academy of Art Annual Juried Spring Show.

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