Ginger Lantz was always drawing as a child, and it’s no wonder as she was surrounded by artists in her family, her mom an artist & her dad a saddle maker, so it was just a matter of time before she realized she too could be an artist if she set her mind to it.
Ginger took one year of art in high school, then stopped drawing after high school to work and raise her son. It wasn’t until she was 46 when she picked up a pastel pencil and started drawing again. As a self-taught artist; she learned by studying artists, watching You-Tube videos, taking a few classes and workshops, and reading art books. Her go-to-book was “Painting Animals that Touch the Heart” by Lesley Harrison, hoping one day to take her workshop and meet the great pastel artist.
Now back in the art world, she works in pan pastels (her favorite medium), soft pastels, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, watercolor and colored pencils. Ginger finally took the plunge in 2009 to become a full time artist, she also teaches classes & workshops using her techniques in creating a wonderful painting.
Ginger’s paintings takes her hours to get the realism she wants in her work, and being an animal lover and growing up on a ranch, it’s no wonder she has chosen to paint animals, and western art, now adding pan pastel portraits to her artwork, classes & workshops.
Ginger is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Northwest Pastel Society, the Nampa Art Guild, where she served as a vice president for one year, served as a chairman in the 2011 Nampa Art Guild Centennial Juried Art Show, and is a member of the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance. She has showed her art work in several shows in the Treasure Valley, winning several ribbons and prizes.