About the Artist:
George is an award winning video producer, journalist and author, who’s first novel is a soon to be released mystery which takes place in (a thinly disguised) Haliburton Highlands. George is also a former fashion photographer who in the last few years has switched gears to capture images of and in the Highlands, where he’s lived since the 1980’s.
George has taken some stunning landscapes and images of wildlife and won several awards for his photography he’s in the process of reproducing some of his favourites on canvas. These canvases make beautifully textured statements suitable r exhibit in a variety of locations.
During the past year George has become interested in abstraction and he’s creating a portfolio with a theme of rust. Many of the images were captured in a nearby farmer’s field among the discarded farm implements and detritus of several generations. These abstractions, also being reproduced on canvas, have been featured in member’s shows in both the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden where his piece “Sprung” was voted the People’s Choice Award, and at the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton.
About His Art:
Composition, colour and design are all key elements in any images worth capturing. Sometimes those elements are enough, but occasionally a situation arises which gives a composition added meaning, and those are the images that turn out to be the most gratifying.
I like to take shots in bright light and sometimes when working with abstract imagery I play with a shadow which is cast over the primary image. This serves to give the finished product a depth which forces the eye to adjust. The shadow can also serve in bringing an additional message to the composition.
Putting photographic images on canvas gives the image a texture unlike that of paper and does away with the ‘preciousness’ of prints displayed behind glass. I encourage people to touch the canvases if they so desire.
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