Not much is known about Virginia's painting. She considered herself first and foremost an enamelist. Two of these paintings were framed by her, City Lights and Renascence (her spelling). We can actually date the latter from a postmarked envelope containing negatives of the painting. But City Lights was the only painting exhibited anywhere in her home; its place of honor was over the dining table, anchoring the east end of the long rectangle forming the living and dining area.
In the 1930s Virginia and her sister worked in an air-brush shop in Chattanooga on McCallie Ave. Her airbrush work probably dates from this period.
Many of the paintings and watercolors featured at this site were found several years after her passing stuffed behind a dresser in a closet, wrapped in newspaper, in an area where the roof leaked. Unlike the lithographs, of which she was proud, she probably never intended these works to be shown publicly or shared with anyone. Always in need of money, Virginia sold most of her master-works. Most of these were dispersed in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas and their whereabouts is now unknown. That generation of collectors has also now passed on, so we feel it is important to present what we have here, in order to help save and identify the rest.