October featured artist: George Angelini
George Angelini started drawing at an early age, trying to faithfully record his surroundings whether that meant a landscape, a classic car or his family members. His parents encouraged his interest, buying him endless supplies of pencils, crayons, erasers and reams of paper.
Angelini wasn’t formally introduced to art training until his senior year in high school when he took his first art class. Although he earned accolades for his artistic ability, his eye was on a different career path and he entered New York University to study medicine. Art was calling him however, and to his parents’ chagrin, he was accepted to The Cooper Union in New York City taking extensive drawing, printmaking and sculpture courses.
He earned a BFA and worked as a successful illustrator for nearly thirty years before settling on a fine art career. In his current work he tries to evoke a mood with realism so that the viewer can experience the same emotion that made him originally want to paint the scene.
Angelini states, “Putting a brush to panel and creating a realistic scene is an inspiring and magical process for me, which I try to convey through my work. Being a contemporary realist evolved from my desire to create paintings that would evoke a deep sense of the mysteries of the world around us while retaining the essence of the reality in front of us.”
He is a Signature Member of the following prestigious organizations: Oil Painters of America, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and the Portrait Society of America. He is also a Living Artist of the Art Renewal Center (ARC).
His exhibitions and awards include
2020 – Oil Painters of America Virtual Salon Show
2020 – NOAPS ‘Best of America’ Small Painting Exhibition – ‘Echoes’
2019 – NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition – ’Pucker Up’
2019 – Art Renewal Center Finalist for oil painting – ‘You and Me’
2019 – Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
2018 – NOAPS ‘Best of America’ Exhibition – ‘You and Me’
2017 – Recognized as an Oil Painters of America Signature Artist
2016 – ‘Autumn Light’ is Best Oil Painting in NOAPS ‘Best of America’ Exhibition
2016 – Recognized as a NOAPS Signature Artist
To view more of Angelini’s artwork, click here.
His exhibit runs October 1 – 31 and his paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome and admission is free.
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.