Originally from California, Georgia moved to Australia in 1984 with her husband to develop a Cotton Farm an hour west of Moree in outback New South Wales. While living in the Bush, Georgia painted as a creative outlet and a way to cope with the isolation and loneliness of a new lifestyle in a strange but fascinating new country.
Since 1995, Georgia, her husband and their three boys have lived in Mudgee, NSW. They put in a 200 acre vineyard and enjoy the country lifestyle and natural beauty of the gorgeous wine growing region. The artist’s work is a reflection of her emotional response to the world around her, painting subjects in an expressive manner.
Having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at California State University Sacramento, Georgia feels painting is an interesting way to communicate with others on many different levels.
Georgia’s paintings are diverse in subject matter as well as technique, often displaying her risk-taking, adventurous nature. Collectors are always interested in what the artist is experimenting with lately and look forward to her next step in the creative journey.
Georgia plays an active role in the Cultural Community and has been a member of the Mudgee ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts) steering committee, Mudgee Arts Council Committee, Chairperson of Visual Arts and has been on the Board of ArtsOutWest. Australian Representative of KAWA (Kick Ass Women Artists), Member CAC (California Art Club), Member IPAP (International Plein Air Painters), American Women Artists and LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc), Australian Pastel Society and CWA (California Watercolor Assoc).
Georgia has spent one month per year at Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef as Artist in Residence (4 years) where she exhibits her work and teaches classes. She loves travelling and sharing her passion for painting with others, helping them to discover their own creativity.
Georgia is a popular instructor around the country, teaching in Melbourne, Inverell, Katherine, Perth, Broome, Port Hedland, Dubbo, Orange and Mudgee as well as overseas workshops in Italy, France, California, Texas, Virginia, California, Portugal, Croatia and more. See Workshop Page for upcoming dates and locations.
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Mudgee NSW 2850 Australia
2013 World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists, New York, NY
2012 Artist-in-Residence at Emirates Wolgan Valley Luxury Resort, Blue Mountains,
Australia and display of work
Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared Group Show, California USA
Wells Fargo Bank Collection, Banking on Art, Laguna Beach, California USA
2011 Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared Group Show, California USA
Solo 'The Living Landscape' @ Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW Australia
Wells Fargo Bank Collection Best of Plein Air, Laguna Beach, California USA
‘Less is More’ Laguna Beach, California USA
2010 Randy Higbee Gallery 6” Squared Group Show, California USA
Solo---Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell, NSW Australia
San Clemente Art Gallery, San Clemente, California USA
Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California USA
2009 Solo--- Cudgegong Gallery, 'Journey of Discovery', Gulgong, NSW Australia
2008 Solo--- Fairview Art Space, 'Finding Water', Mudgee, NSW Australia
Solo--- Hamilton Island Front Street Gallery, Great Barrier Reef, QLD Australia
High Valley Gallery, ‘Mudgee, My Town’ for Wine Festival, Mudgee, NSW
Wild Oats Winery, Mudgee, NSW Australia
Patina Winery, ‘Food & Wine Art’ for FOOD celebration, Orange, NSW Australia
Group Show---‘Driven to Abstraction’ , Mudgee, NSW, (People’s Choice Award)
2007 Solo---Hamilton Island Reef View Gallery, Great Barrier Reef, QLD Australia
Group Show---Kinross Wolaroi Art Show, Orange, NSW Australia
2006 Group Show---‘Characters of Mudgee’, Mudgee NSW Australia
Group Show---Australian Pastel Society, Golden Dog Gallery, Mudgee, NSW
Solo---‘Eclectic Collection’, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW Australia
Solo---Hamilton Island, Reef View Gallery, Great Barrier Reef, QLD Australia
2005 Solo---Blue Wren Gallery, ‘New Work’, Mudgee, NSW Australia
Group Show-- ‘A Splash of Red’ at L & S Gallery, Bathurst, NSW Australia
Solo---‘Frescoes and Patinas’, High Valley Gallery, Mudgee NSW Australia
Group Show---Australian Pastel Society, Layton Galleries, Mudgee, NSW
2004 Group Show---Di Colman Gallery, Orange, NSW Australia
Solo---Everything Shows Gallery, Orange, NSW Australia
2003 The Moree Gallery, Moree, NSW Australia
Solo---Elliot Rocke Winery, Mudgee, NSW Australia
2002 Group Show---The Butcher’s Hook Gallery, Mudgee, NSW Australia
Solo---Miramar Winery, Mudgee, NSW Australia
2001 Solo---The Moree Gallery, Moree, NSW Australia
‘Living in Colour & Style’ Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, NSW Australia
2000 Solo---Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, NSW Australia
Selected as one of the top 100 Watermedia Artists in the book 'SPLASH 15'~
Due out June 2014
Webinarts Scholarship Prize, Los Angeles California 2013
LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc) Cyndee van de Walker Scholarship
for Excellence and Professional development
Juried into the ‘Best of Plein Air’ Laguna Beach, California 2010 & 2012
- Finalist, 2008 Country Energy $35,000 Art Prize for Landscape Painting
- Finalists Exhibition Broken Hill Regional Gallery 21 Oct-30 Nov and
Wentworth Gallery, Sydney Dec 8-31
- First prizes in the Mudgee Rotary Art Show on three separate occasions,
Art Gallery of NSW Director, Edmund Capon and Sotheby’s Director,
Justin Miller as judges.
- Selected for the Rocks Market Art Prize three years in a row and exhibited
at the Sydney Royal Easter Show three times.
- Selected twice for Calleen Acquisitive Award exhibition, Cowra
- People’s Choice Award, ‘Driven to Abstraction’, Mudgee
- Participated in 2010 San Clemente Plein Air event and Quick Draw,
San Clemente, California.
- Selected to participate in the Art2Go Mentor Program, Orana Arts
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