Reception for PAStA artist on First Friday


The Professional Artists of St. Augustine (PAStA) Fine Art Gallery of 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, will host a reception for member artist Ginny LeJeune, as the featured artist for the month of August.

The reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. during the Aug. 4 First Friday Artwalk. LeJeune’s work will be featured in the front gallery. The Flajberries will play music in the front entry. The event is free to the public.

Art has always been an integral part of LeJeune’s life. She took art and graphic art classes with the thought of becoming a graphic artist, but life interceded and she started a design company, Creative Design and Upholstery in California, where her love for interior design, furniture and soft surrounding eventually led her into painting pictures of interiors.

Influenced by the late Jeremiah Goodman, an impressionistic painter of famous interiors, LeJeune began to paint interiors in oil and sell them through an antique store, and directly to her clients.

In the six years since she has made Palm Coast her home, she has expanded her repertoire to include the exteriors of homes and resorts, landscapes of her former home in California, and most recently florals.

She is currently delving into Tonalism, a style of painting in which the color range is limited so that subtle gradations of the color tones constitute the primary aesthetic and means of expression. Her paintings in this style are most represented in landscapes.

The show will last through the end of August.