About Ginny Vail


Hello. I am Ginny Vail - artist, designer and photographer.

Growing up on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, my life has always been about art, in its many forms. Following high school, I moved to Los Angeles to attend the Art Center College of Design. This led to a career as an art director and graphic designer in the advertising industry. I worked for agencies in Toronto and Vancouver and received awards for my design work.

Returning home in the 1990's, I eventually started my own business - the eclectic Swallow's Nest Inspired Living store and Gallery G, a treasure trove of unique vintage furnishings, art and giftware. We became well known for our creativity and exceptional displays. Featured in national magazines including Canadian House and Home and Style at Home, we enjoyed a customer base from all over the world.

In the fall of 2014, I retired from retail to pursue my interest in fine art. As a self taught artist, my work and techniques have evolved naturally over time. I love working in mixed media and collage and lately have been developing my skills as an abstract painter. I work intuitively and get a tremendous amount of enjoyment out of "losing myself" in the process. A hunter and gatherer by nature, I use my travels and collections as inspiration for my art and photography.

I live by the ocean in Gibsons BC, where I have my studio.