Ginny Piech Street
Creator of All Things Whimsical
I grew up in Indiana and earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in printmaking at Murray State University in Kentucky. From there I lived in the South Carolina Low Country and tropical, festive Key West. Each of these places has influenced my art perspective.
This is what I believe about art: There are no mistakes. There are no rules. And the process of creating art is what really matters. Color is important; black and white is dramatic. I enjoy collage, or anything with pieces and parts, because of the ability to move and play with the parts until I’m pleased with the arrangement. Because of this, graphic design has been one of my mediums since the early ’90s. The technical aspects keep me on my toes, while the design process allows me to work with the simplicity of shape I’m drawn to and still move parts around as with collage.
While paper has been my go to medium, I enjoy breaking away to explore other materials. Currently this is clay. I also love collaboration as it nurtures a strong creative environment and builds lasting alliances in the art community.
Among my accomplishments are three large-scale public art installations, owned individually by the City of Fort Pierce, Florida, St. Lucie County, Florida and the St. Lucie Public School District. I have exhibited in Chelsea, New York, Le Moyne Art Foundation in Tallahassee, Florida, and have won first place in sculpture at Bradenton’s Village Of The Arts Holiday Show. I am co-founder and former board member of Art Mundo, A Center For Creative Expression in Fort Pierce, Florida, where I maintain a studio called Fish Head Press. I currently reside in Vero Beach, Florida.