George was born in 2004 and attends Christleton High school in Chester where he is currently in year 11. He has had a love of drawing and painting from a very early age and has been painting in oils since the age of 9. He enjoys the challenges of painting outdoors as well as more refined studio work, and has recently been inspired by trips to the beautiful west coast of Scotland.
George’s passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and conservation lies at the heart of his painting, with his chosen subjects most often to be found in the natural world. George seeks to capture a moment in time, the essence of wild animals, the tranquility or drama of a landscape. Aiming to show not just what it looks like, but how it feels to be there. Talking about painting he says, ’I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this. When I am painting I forget about everything else – I feel as if I am there, that’s where I want to be’.
George was longlisted for the Jacksons Open Art Prize at aged 14, has exhibited twice in London’s National Open Art, Chester Grosvenor Open Art, Castle Park Open and was the Society of All Artists Junior overall winner 2015 at age 11. A real highlight was receiving a personal letter of congratulations from the late David Shepherd OBE – someone he greatly admired.
George plans to study Geography, Biology and English literature at A level. He would also like to travel when he is older – the more he can learn about nature, the better painter he hopes to be.
See Previous Exhibitions – November 2019 for examples of George’s work exhibited and sold at Gorstella Gallery.