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Featuring the Work of George Strickland

Oro Valley , AZ    About George


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About George Strickland

Born in 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, outdoor painter George Strickland started his fine art career through the field of commercial art. He first freelanced in illustration, and his work has received recognition in CA Magazine, Today's Art, American Artist, Illustrators Annual, and The New York Illustrators Society. After moving West with his wife, Carolita, in 1989, he dedicated himself to full time painting, and he currently works out of Oro Valley, Arizona. "The illustrations I had done earlier were primarily mixed media or watercolor, pencil, acrylic, ink, etc., but when I gave oil painting from life a try, it was as if the lights came on and there was an instant romance for me. The biggest surprise of all was that after painting on location for a few months I began to see more color around me than I had ever seen. In fact, although my eyes are not as good as they once were, I am aware of so much more than ever before. It's a big kick for me to go up to one of my students and paint in a small section with color that they had not seen until I put it in.

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We strongly believe in the importance of preserving Dixon's historical property, and the need for sharing it with other artists. We want to ensure that future generations will understand and benefit from everything we do at the Dixon property, which is why we continue to produce the Maynard Dixon Country event, host artist retreats, mount major shows for local artists, and host art workshops.

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