Ginny Elder was raised in Corinth, a small civil war town in Mississippi. She attended college at Mississippi State University where she received a double major in graphic art and fine art. Ginny moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she worked for a time as a graphic artist in the corporate world. Soon thereafter she shifted into fine art in order to pursue her love of painting and drawing. During this time Ginny began showing her artwork in multiple locations around Nashville and the South.