Words by Victoria Sheppard
Based in her London studio - talented artist Minna George creates a limited number of mixed medium paintings every year, the majority of which are snapped up by her loyal collectors.
George has been a professional artist for the last 15 years since graduating from the Chelsea College of Art and also gaining a Masters with Distinction in European Art History & Practice. Her courses enabled her to work alongside legends of the art world including Sir Peter Blake. George has also worked in prestigious galleries and has owned her own gallery which enabled her to gain a greater insight into the mind of a collector. Minna's craft does not begin when she picks up he paintbrushes, she creates the finest canvases and personally makes all of her own paints using pigments.
Minna draws inspiration from the environment around her such as nature and 'life' which are often the subject of her paintings. George's paintings often take months of fine tuning before release and often have up to 30 layers of paint. Minna will add and remove the thin layers to achieve a depth within the painting.
Drawings are also translated into Minna's paintings organically and she often includes a drawing of a subject of interest to create a better representation in the painting. In George's latest collection there are references to horses, flowers and landscapes. The excitement of drawing a subject in one line, with the confidence that it will look as anticipated, pushes George to challenge and develop her creations further.
George has been commissioned on many an occasion to furnish luxury international hoes in their entirety with her paintings alone. Minna's client base includes A-list celebrities and prominent collectors and business people.
Most recently Minna's works have been featured in a stand alone exhibition at The Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall as well as "Pop at the prestigious Darren Baker Gallery, London.
Minna is regularly exhibiting with the Darren Baker Gallery and Contemporary Collective.