Vincent George

Vincent George grew up in Newburgh, New York. Deriving inspiration from his artist family and the rolling hills of his northern home, George committed himself to art at a young age.

George's youth was largely spent hiking in the summers and skiing in the winters. He often brought a sketchbook on his hikes, and it was not long before sketching began to take precedence over the outdoor activity itself. At the age of 14, he began using paint to embellish the rough sketches he brought back from hiking. By 17, creating works of art became George's top priority. It was during this time period that he was able to work on art-related projects, including the occasional mural and private portrait commission.

George was accepted to Savannah College of Art & Design, but after a year decided the environment at The Pratt Institute was more suitable. There, he studied Illustration and Communications Design. He found himself immediately swept up by his surroundings, exhilarated by the uniqueness of the Brooklyn, New York campus's landscape. Even so, his preference for quiet rural places was only reinforced by the experience.

Eager to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City after receiving his Bachelor's Degree from the Pratt Institute, George relocated to Georgia. It was there that his desire to create was reinvigorated. Reuniting with nature and its many vibrant elements again played a large role in his renewed vision.

Regardless of where he has lived or what he was doing at the time, George says he has always come back to visual art in the end. For him, transferring the gorgeous scenes in his head onto canvas is not merely a means to make a living. It is an extension of himself; a necessary and delicate process he ultimately could not survive without.



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