George Politis RI
Time plays a very basic role in my paintings; particularly the way it leaves its mark on varied objects and on nature itself fascinates me.I see in the old, rusty and ravaged both truth and excitement. I can find inspiration in ordinary and commonly overlooked items, responding to them with dramatically different feelings each time, whether emphasizing the serenity, the loneliness, the atmosphere, or the melancholy.
I mainly work in watercolours and acrylics, but also use collage or pen and ink occasionally. I prefer painting on heavy watercolour paper (usually rough or cold pressed).My paintings evolve through multiple layers in order to create texture and depth. I usually make sketches, sometimes miniature versions and then proceed to the actual paintings.
AWS, HS, AWA, IAF
2007 AWA, Fall Members, Award of Excellence
2002 Thessaloniki, Cyrillion Centre, Commended Award
2001 AWA, Spring Members, Presidents Award
2001 ASMA, Australia, Best in Mixed Media
2001 AWA, Fall Members, Merchand Award
2000 NMMAS, New Mexico, USA, Lewis Award
2000 Australia, Best Watercolor
2000 CPA, Pensylvannia, Architectural Painting Award
1999 ASMA, Australia, Commended Award in Watercolor
2006 Thessaloniki, Geni Tzami Municipal Gallery (Dimitria)
2002 London, Hellenic Centre
2001 London, Gallery Forty Seven
1997 Thessaloniki, Culture Centre, Prefecture of Thessaloniki, (exhibition of the Cultural Capital of Europe, Thessaloniki)
1996 Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki
2001/2/7 New York, American Watercolor Society International
2000-8 London, Royal Institute of Watercolor Painters
1999, 2001/2/4/6 Wales, Hilliard Society
1999, 200/1/2 Australia, ASMA
1998/9, 2000 London, Royal Miniature Society Exhibition
Articles in Greek newspapers and in the magazines the Artist (UK), L Aquarelliste (Canada) and International Artist. His work has been included in publications such as Splash 7 - Best of Watercolor (North Light Books) and Arizona Watercolor Association 40th Anniversary.