Artist Virginia Furness

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Virginia Peralta de Furness, originally from Córdoba, Argentina, arrived in the United States as a child. Coming from a medically oriented family, she gravitated toward the healthcare profession, and in 1988 she graduated with a BS in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Although her background was in the sciences, she was always drawn to some form of creative immersion. The world of photography allowed her to express her personal response to real and imagined experiences.
After the era of photographic film vanished, due to the advent of digital photography, she felt compelled to pursue another artistic outlet in the form of digital media. She later graduated with a Diploma in Web Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2008 and worked as a freelance web designer. Always exploring the many facets of art led her back, full circle, to traditional forms of expression. She pursued studies in drawing and painting at the Art Students League of Denver. She later received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2019.

Despite the painful reality of the wild horse and burro’s mismanagement and vulnerability, I have chosen to embrace a positive perspective when [...]

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