artist: mongina cole

artist: mongina cole


"Technique is to painting what melody is to music.  Make your paints sing with beauty."   


..........Author unknown

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"Technique is to painting what melody is to music.  Make your paints sing with beauty."   


..........Author unknown

About Me

My Background

“Technique is to painting what melody is to music.  Make your paints sing with beauty.”

 Welcome to my website.  My name is Mongina Cole or friends call me Gina.   I am Thai, a painter and an MRI Technologist at the VA hospital.  I first picked up  a paintbrush after finishing college and found myself looking for some other kind of passion to enrich my life.  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 I am working on.  I am also a volunteer artist at the VA hospital providing free art classes for our veterans.  If you are a veteran, contact me to find out how you can join our art class program at our local VA in Boise.  

My Medium

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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.

My Inspiration

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I enjoy painting people and animals focusing on capturing their spirits.  I do not pursue the likeness in my paintings but rather to capture the essence and create the connection with the subject I am working on.

2018 Boise Weekly Cover Auction

Check out this great video of the auction of my art piece "Floating the River"

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