Geri Eubanks’ love of art began in her early teens when she signed up for art class in high school and soon discovered that she had a passion for drawing and oil. Growing up in a family of 5 made it somewhat difficult for her parents to support all of their interests, but the day her dad came home to announce that he bartered with one of his customers in exchange for 3 weeks of oil painting classes, Geri immediately took to oil painting. She loved mixing colors and applying layers of paint onto a blank canvas. Her first painting was of her brother, John, surfing. She ended up giving that piece away but wished she had kept it in memory of him.
In becoming a full-time artist, Eubanks has embraced the freedom of abstract painting while also loving figurative and landscape painting with an influence of impressionism. For her, the greatest challenges and rewards come from “just creating.” In her words: “I have so many influences that motivate me to paint that I can’t imagine ever stopping again! I hope you take pleasure in looking at my work and maybe even inspire the artist in you someday.”
Eubanks’ work has attracted fans of all ages who appreciate the lusciously layered, juicy textures of paint that capture the artist’s elegant and somewhat elusive subjects. From women’s silhouettes to the haunting beauty of cottages and landscapes, Eubanks’ work has a striking, calming and reflective presence.