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Brian George RBA

Brian George has spent most of his life in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area and has exhibited his paintings and ceramics throughout Great Britain and Europe.

A trained painter and ceramicist he is an honours graduate of the Universty of Loughborough, holds masters degrees from the universities of Nottingham and Lougborough. He is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He is President of the Mansfield Society of Artists, is a well known researcher and lecturer on the arts and is an associate tutor at the University of Derby.

Has been involved in art education as head of department and faculty in several comprehensive schools, worked at Mansfield College of Art and established and co-ordinated Nottingham University̛̛s School̛̛s Partnership arranging exhibitions of school student̛̛s work linked with workshop and gallery sessions for schools throughout the East Midlands.

The inspiration for his paintings comes mostly from the East Anglian landscape, Suffolk Second World War coastal defences and images of dereliction and the shapes created by decaying buildings are of particular interest to him and are the focus of much of his recent work. The landscapes convey the mood of each particular place as well as giving an impression of the essential geographical and physical features of the area portrayed.

In the paintings based on fetes, parties, sports and summer activities the intention is to capture and convey often through an exuberance of colour, a sense of joie de vivre. The hard edge flat style of painting emphasises the stark competition evident in much of his work and the paintings achieve their effect by the careful overlay of thin glazes of oil colour, creating subtle and often unusual colour combinations.


He has held numerous one man exhibitions in the East Midlands area and has shown work in major exhibitions around the country including the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

Work was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for a number of years and he is represented in the permanent collections of Nottinghamshire Library Service, Heiligenhaus Civic Collection, the University of Nottingham and numerous private collections.

Artwork by Brian George