1987: First Place Award in the American-
1988: First Place Award in the American-
1992: Solo Exhibition of her paintings “Hill Towns of Italy” at the Cloister Gallery in Houston and at the Italian Cultural Center.
1995: “Impressions of Egypt”, reproductions of her paintings, is produced as a calendar sponsored by AECWA, American Embassy, Cairo, Egypt.
1996: Solo Exhibition of her paintings entitled “The Continuing Journey” at Al-
1997: Morning of Light: An Egyptian Journal, her first book, is published under the sponsorship of Bechtel Corporation. The book is a personal journal of stories and paintings of her life in Egypt. At the same time, an exhibition of her paintings opened at the American University of Cairo. During her six-
1999: In a showing entitled “Two Friends – Two Cultures” Ginda exhibited her paintings of Egypt in a two-
2001: Her second book, a memoir entitled Deeply Rooted in Faith & Family, was published.
2002: Ginda illustrated the book entitled An Abiding City by Neeman Sobhan, a Bangladeshi writer residing in Rome, Italy.
2009: Her third book, one of stories and recipes, El Marsam Cookbook: An Umbrian Farmhouse and its Kitchen, is published.
2010: Her fourth book, Love Endures All Things -
2013: A Kindle edition of Italian Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Journal is published by NimNam Books.
2014: Exhibition, at the Palazzo del Podestà in Città di Castello, of paintings and jewelry in a two-
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948, Ginda Ayd Simpson is one of twelve children. She has lived in Italy, Germany and Egypt and has traveled in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Russia, Southeast Asia and China.
Educated in the United States and Italy, Ginda has degrees in Italian and French and an Associate of Fine Arts Degree. In addition to private art studies for many years, she also trained at the Glassell School of Art in Houston.
Ginda resides with her husband in the Umbrian countryside where she is daily inspired to record the beauty that surrounds her adopted home -
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