George specializes in impressionistic representational art -- where the subjects are recognizable for what they are supposed to be, but are interpreted with an impressionistic and painterly approach. He has studied at the California Art Institute (with famed illustrator, Glen Orbik), the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and at Concept Design Academy (Pasadena, CA). In addition, he has studied with Carolyn Anderson and Jeremy Lipking. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Counseling (graduating with honors).
The foundation of his work is the combining of good draftsmanship (drawing) and solid compositional design. For George, art is the joining of technique and creativity, used to convey the artist’s individual expression and conceptualization of the subject. Each piece functions on multiple levels: the graphic image, the story/concept, the feeling that is evoked, the artist’s expression and the synergistic effect of all of these working together. The viewer also brings something to the art and if given the chance will participate in the experience. Therefore some things may seem unfinished or abbreviated or just hinted at; enabling the viewer to complete the process.
George works in various mediums including: oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and graphite. He finds that each medium has its own unique properties that give rise to varying creative results. He is fascinated with the effect of light and shadow—the big poster effect of the design, the strength that a well organized value structure can give to a painting, and the creative use of color harmony and various qualities of edges to attain the creative intent.
George is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, the Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. George operates Paliotto Art Studios, which produces fine art and commissioned portraits. He also has taught drawing, watercolor and oil painting classes at the California Art Institute and Cal Lutheran Univeristy.
George's work is featured in various museum shows and western art shows across the country, such as the C.M. Russell show in Montana.
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