Virginia Hovendon is a secondary art teacher at Copenhagen Central School as well as an adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community College. She also teaches figure drawing for the North Country Arts Council. Always interested in portraiture, Ginny is currently creating a series of large-scale charcoal drawings and oil paintings of artists. She has so many friends who are working artists, so finding subject matter is relatively easy. Her media of choice lately has been charcoal, but she has always worked with oils and has a love for ceramic work as well. Other subjects of Ginny’s and ones she often goes back to are her studies of fish and birds. Her husband is an avid fisherman and taxidermist and he provides her with great specimens to work from. In 2007 her painting “Walleye” was featured in the American Artist Magazine. She has won numerous awards for her work and exhibits throughout the Northern New York.