George is regarded as a premier artist on Maui. Originally from Australia, he traveled extensively in Russia, Europe, North and South America. While residing in Austria for eight years, he spent summers studying art in European museums. Arriving on Maui in 1973, George soon became a major influence on the art scene and with two friends in 1979, he started Art Maui, the prestigious juried show now annually at the MACC. His palette knife work is legendary, and his students at his Hui classes benefitted for many years. George is adept at capturing the cultural life of Maui as well as the natural surroundings that continually inspire him.
100 of George’s paintings of island life grace the lobby of the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Four of his paintings are in the collection of the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts and many in corporate collections. He has also had many one-man shows in Hawai’i and California.