What people are saying about Georgia.....
For this last class of the workshop I want to thank you Georgia for being such an inspiration. for pushing me to never doubt of any "Talent" or not.
I have learned from my mistakes And love the class motto " you're not gonna die"....Most of my "What I hope to Learn" list has been answered . thank you for sharing your passion , it is very catching. thank you for passing on your knowledge and pointing the way. for taking the time to answer each question, and for your motto that the only stupid questions are those you don't ask. you've pushed me and I love/live to paint!! am improving with each tableau!!
Winston Churchhill said " Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely. Light & Color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of their day!"
Big, huge thank you, Georgia, for your Positive thinking, love of Discovery and Adventure! Especially for simplifying color charts, the Shapes, they have helped me immensely.
It was such an inspiration to see you on the video. You are very photogenique and adorable. Thank you so much. I really want to thank you a million times for everything you have done for me. First of all without your spirit of non defeat, I wouldn't even be painting today. And since painting has become a large part of my life, and such a pleasurable part. I can't thank you enough. I am improving !! I can figure out a lot of what I'm doing right AND wrong.. Ohh it's a wonderful road. You've fixed me and made me into someone who isn't sad any more!!! Merci.'
"As a whole I like your diversity and it always keeps me on the edge of my seat wondering what you will come out with next...you keep it interesting. I particularly Iiked your mixed media floral series ie Wave Song etc ... your patina's of the Roman gods and goddesses etc...'Old boys club' I enjoy as I have an affinity with nature but the name draws me in further and makes me wonder why it was named this and whether there is a lovely story behind it? All in all I tend to like the pieces that have meaning behind them...my favourite is actually the piece I painted in your class ... as much as I criticise it, I do enjoy looking at it...I like the symbolism behind it and the emotions it evokes ... and again the journey and the memories behind it."
~ Tracey Troy, Gallery Manager,
Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia
Thanks to you, I am seeing everything in a new light- with your guiding voice replaying "values, values, values!"
having a better understanding of tones will make an immense different in my work- so will too, many of the techniques that you taught us.
I will make sure I get in early to grab a position in both next years workshop in Moree and the Bathurst workshop.
Thank you so very much for sharing your valuable knowledge with us. It was a wonderful experience to see so many different techniques and to be around other creative minds- my imagination is overflowing with ideas and possibilities. I am truly grateful to have been involved.
~ K. McNamara
I now understand what you were saying yesterday (in the workshop). It's like someone turned the lights on for me. Thank you so much for your encouragement and care. I have never had a teacher who cared or gave so much to her students. Big Gold Star for Georgia !
~ Karolyn, Australia
Oh Georgia the beautiful painting has just arrived! How did it get here so quick? !!! I'm so grateful because it is gorgeous and I can hardly wait to show it off to my girlfriends I have two wonderful friends who love art and have been waiting as anxiously as me to see this painting , thank you , thank you , thank you I love it! Your friend and lover of all things wonderful,
~ Heidi, Sacramento
"I really enjoy your work! I don't travel much, and I love that your work has such a wonderful feel for the subject matter, including your local landscapes in Australia. I also especially love the paintings with food in them, being a cook myself, I find them fascinating."
~Robin, Los Angeles
‘I really feel I have gained a huge amount of experience, knowledge, and technique to really make improvements with my watercolour painting with Georgia’s teaching.’
~ F.V, Palo Alto
"Your work is so impressive. I am so happy for you that you have gone on to wonderful heights with your art."
~B. Williams, Australia
"Keep up the good work – I hope to have one of your paintings in my (small) collection one day."
~ J. Appleby, Orange
Georgia, is it too late to ask you to sign my Daniel Smith sample (pretty please)? If it's too late, I understand. I just thought I might frame it and keep it beside my easel. You are one of the women artists who really inspire me. ~I love your joy and zest for life, how inspiring! I love your cheerful spirit and the way you always seem to do new and adventurous things! One of my "life quotes" is the Anais Nin quote on your facebook page "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." I know that you are one of the special people that God has put in my life's path to help me grow. Thank you!
~ With Love, C Turner
'I had the time of my life with you in Portugal.
You set the tone Georgia and
we had a warm and coherent group.
We had as much fun in the schoolhouse
as in and around Olhao,
all so ably and generously lead by you!
Personally i really learned a whole lot
and my practise has definitely benefitted
from a week with you - The Art Whisperer!
I 'got' the whole structure in painting thing -
something I had been grappling with for years
but had not got a handle on.
Your 10 point starting plan
and the emphasis on value, value, value
really brought it together for me.
other tips in that invaluable handout
were reminders of the rule of thirds
and to stop before you think you are finished...
I am particularly looking forward
to the Tuscany workshop with you next year !
~ J. Fleming, Australia
"Wow Georgia, Your work is amazing. I especially love the neutral color clump of trees (first one) I want to be there ! Love all the ones of fruit, with my favorite being the one with wine... again want to be right there."
~ P. O'Malley, Calif
"WOW! is all I can say. You are SO TALENTED! As I went through your gallery, I'd think.. 'oh, this is my favorite'... then I'd go scroll through a few others and then say, 'oh, this is my favorite'... needless to say, I have too many favorites to truly have a favorite. I'm particularly impressed with your ability to capture glass. Just breathtaking work."
~ S. Santiago, Calif
"Wow! ...I think your great strength is in your landscapes & in the mediums – pastels , acrylics & oils. I love the still life paintings in the oils with that mystical look. Very impressive."
~ K. Barton, Wellington