05/12/2011 02:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Behind the Scenes with Painter Virginia Mallard

I have interviewed a lot of artists on Fear No Art Chicago, but I think I have perhaps learned the most from painter Virginia Mallard. Virginia's incredible enthusiasm and ingenuity, in both painting and life, are striking. Her ability to devour knowledge is remarkable and her insatiable curiosity in the universe is downright addictive.

I didn't dare ask Virginia her age because she lives it as though whatever it is it should be divided by two. I can say, however, that I hope to carry on through the decades with her incredible gusto as inspiration. Check out these paintings in action by Virginia Mallard.

Virginia Mallard is represented by Chicago Art Leasing.