"I paint what I see, and not what others choose to see"
Welcome to my website. My name is Mongina Cole or friends call me Gina. I am Thai, a painter and an MRI Technologist. I first picked up a paintbrush after finishing college. I am a self-taught artist. I do not pursue the likeness in my paintings but rather to capture the essence and create the connection with the subject that I am working on.
My favourite mediums is oil but I also work with acrylics, pastels, ink, charcoal, and graphite. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
I enjoy painting people and animals focusing on capturing their spirits.
Check out this great video of the auction of my art piece "Floating the River"