The family of Virginia (Ginny) Urani has lived in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina for generations. Though her mother moved to the Midwest when she was a child, Virginia has always considered the mountains to be "home".
In the Fall of 2002, she returned, and now lives on Cherry Mountain near Hayesville, NC with her husband, John, and their cats, Beau and Sunshine.

Virginia studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute and Wichita State University. She worked as an artist for Hallmark cards before joining IBM, where she worked for 20 years.  She continued to study and develop her art during the years in the
"corporate world". She taught watercolor to people with Alzheimer's Disease, as part of the nationally recognized Memories in the Making program,
and currently teaches watercolor at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown,NC.

Virginia works in several media, including oil, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor. She loves the beauty of the mountains, especially the wildflowers,
and feels that watercolor is a perfect medium for capturing their delicate beauty. Through her work, Virginia invites you to enjoy the loveliness
of the world around us.