Hi, I’m Gianna. Born and raised in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, my art stands as a representational pillar for the affinity I feel towards nature. Though the outdoors have been apart of my identity from day one, it wasn’t until later that art entered my life. I followed my passions for skiing, biking, and climbing to attend college in Bozeman, Montana, when on a whim I enrolled in an art class. My fascination with art grew- enough to stay in the art studio all night, struggling to master one little piece of a painting.
However, my love story with art did not fully develop until I had a terrible mountain biking wreck in July 2015, resulting in a broken back, broken teeth, and abrasions covering my body. Suddenly I found myself stripped of the freedom that I was accustomed to experiencing in my outdoor adventures. Confined to a hard plastic back brace for three months, I spent my recovery at the easel, finding solace and freedom in painting my favorite mountains instead of climbing them.
Since, art has changed my life. It provides essential balance and perspective to my outdoor pursuits. It has led me to the ocean where I am now committed to learning to surf. It has helped me grow into a healthier, happier, more grateful version of myself. By sharing my art along with my story, I hope to inspire others to practice what they love and to move forward towards their dreams- Even when they seem out of reach!