Virginia grew up in New Jersey. She majored in Fine Art with a teaching minor in College. Professionally however, she chose the Graphic Arts field and became a designer and illustrator for many years. Virginia is a certified copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. She broadened her knowledge of the Old Master's techniques by copying numerous Rembrandt's, Sargent, Homer and Monet. Virginia is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been juried into prestigious national shows including, Oil Painters of America, Allied Artist of America, American Woman Artists and Arts for the Parks. She is a member of OPA and Allied Artist of America. Her work has been represented by the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA, the Willow Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and the Eldridge McCarthy Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
Virginia's medium of choice is oil. She loves the way it moves across the canvas, wet into wet, and the vibrancy of oil. Generally she works on Linen canvas.
Virginia is proud to continue a long legacy of artistic talent. Her Grandfather and Great Uncle both studied at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Virginia's Grandfather passed on his painting knowledge and observation disciplines to her mother, Mary Braithwaite Price. As a child she absorbed these disciplines also, through constant scrutiny of her mother's work. Mary Price also studied with world renowned portrait painter and artist, Lajos Markos. Lajos Markos has also had an impact on Virginia's aesthetics of what it takes to achieve great art.