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George Crawford

Taking his inspiration from the landscapes around him, George paints images of the countryside and the city. In these scenes the viewer may be invited to step out into a vast and contemp-lative natural world of forests, fields, and beaches, or to walk down a city street, while other works offer a respite from these journeys. Working primarily in oils, George describes himself as a colorist, in which the painting is an opportunity to express his fascination with what the richness of light inspires.

In recounting a recent trip to Arizona, George said that as he went walking in the early morning he was struck by the quality of the light, and how the relationship between the color of the trees and the blue of that cloudless sky showed him something he had never seen before. ³What I saw with my eyes was something different than what a camera revealed, and so when I paint I try to return to what I see with my eyes, and what sticks in my memory.

He has been painting and drawing since his teenage years, and holds a Bachelor¹s degree from Kent State University in Art Education. He has participated in studio programs at the Visual Art Center and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His work is in many private collections.

"When I sit down and white canvas reveals very little. Gradually the colors and forms synthesize and harmonize until the creative process is complete."

Arizona Walk
(32" x 40" Oil on Canvas, $2000)

August Afternoon
(20" x 24" Oil on Canvas, $950)

Bath County Wayside
(9" x 12" Oil on Canvas, $350)

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