A third-generation native San Franciscan, Ginnie began her artistic career at a very early age, drawing horses, horses and more horses. As an adult with a minor in natural history she free-lanced as a biological illustrator—which she taught at UC Berkeley Extension. At midlife, she escaped from the Bay Area to teach high school art in a small primarily Hispanic town near Ojai CA, returning to northern California after retirement. Ginnie has been preoccupied with photography for most of her adult life and also has been held captive by corgis for more than 18 years. She now lives near Santa Cruz, California, where she enjoys book arts, collage, photography and, of course, her dogs.