George developed a passion for wildlife and the outdoors while camping, hunting and fishing in the western United States and Mexico as a boy. While earning his Agricultural Business Management Degree at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, he spent the summer months packing mules in Yosemite National Park. Experience with livestock and the outdoors took him to Alaska where he obtained his guide license. George has guided clients to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of Alaska. Art had been a hobby until he was commissioned to paint specific animals and places for people he had guided. He began to paint professionally during the winter months specializing in wildlife and landscape. George continued to guide in Alaska for 19 years.
In 1989 he moved to Arizona to broaden his range of subject matter and devote his full attention to art. Here he studied and painted the great variety of wildlife and landscape for four years. George’s art is inspired by first-hand knowledge. His paintings are a record of experience and they can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and around the world.
George has been awarded Alaska and California Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and has created over a dozen award-winning stamps for states across the country as well as Canada.