Georgia began her professional art career in 1981 as a Graphic Designer, working in Vancouver, B.C. She later worked in Portland, Oregon and Anchorage Alaska. She contributed to such notable accounts as Whistler Blackcomb, Starbucks Coffee Company, and Alaska State Parks.
In 2002, Georgia decided to take her art in a different direction; she took a break from graphic design, and begun exploring another side of her creative mind. She had been inspired by the rugged beauty of Alaska, and the delicacy of the ecosystems that she had come to love. Georgia began employing oil paints, and a portable easel to paint plein air and represent the majesty of her surroundings.
Upon moving to Montana, Georgia continued to paint landscapes and wildlife, all the while attending workshops from accomplished artists and attempting to find her unique style. Georgia’s style and her true passion arrived in close succession. She began using a combination of palette knives and paintbrushes, coupled with her oil paints to create paintings with emotion, texture and depth. Shortly after finding her unique style, Georgia realized that she wanted to paint with a larger purpose - to inspire the love of nature.
Georgia recently experienced Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a life-threatening condition that leaves patients recovering for years from severe paralysis. To Georgia, the systemic damage GBS inflicted on her nervous system seems much like the damage inflicted by habitat fragmentation on delicate ecosystems. Habitat loss can be devastating for species that are already endangered, but it is a serious threat for countless others as well. Georgia's health crisis served to strengthen her belief that it is imperative to cultivate a love for nature in our society, so as to protect key wildlife corridors and ecosystems from further fragmentation.
Georgia donates a large portion of the proceeds from each original painting sold to one of a variety of conservation organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. She also supports the Vital Ground Foundation. Because of this, Georgia’s collectors enjoy both the intrinsic beauty of her artwork and the satisfaction of knowing that their hard-earned dollars are continuing to work by conserving our glorious wildlife and wildlands.
It is Georgia’s mission for her paintings to inspire the love of nature; her greatest hope is that her audience will be inspired to support conservation initiatives and to act now to assure the survival of our diminishing wildlife and wildlands for future generations.
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