Gina Carrillo, originally from Flint, MI, moved to Franklin, TN in 1989. She inherited a creative streak from ancestors on both sides of her family, talented in different genres. Some of her interests have included both drawing and painting, as well as poetry. Her art is colorful, bright, expressive and unique. Some of her work has been displayed at a few popular restaurants in Downtown Franklin. Just as painting is an expression of one's innermost feelings, her poems also show the same passionate depth of emotions. Some of the well-known poets who have influenced her style, are Edgar Allan Poe, Chaucer, as well as Shakespeare. Her Poetry is thought provoking and soul searching. Gina's creative art and poetic writing are a heartfelt and loving gift to society. They will continue to touch others, for generations to come.