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George Bodine | Figurative / Cityscape painter

George Bodine paints landscapes, cityscapes and people. Recently, he has been travelling extensively in Europe, and his paintings reflect his unique vision here and abroad. He paints almost exclusively in oils, many of which are from small, niche manufacturers. George often hand stretches Belgian linen sized with rabbit-skin glue and primed with white lead, techniques dating from the 16th. century.

Recently he is painting on sun bleached Belgian linen, again primed with white lead, but glued to either sealed Birch board, or archival quality Artist's board. He had never had an art lesson, and his distinct vision, coupled with careful, proven techniques ensure that his work will be permanent and able to be handed down within families or collections over centuries.

George Bodine's goal is to produce work that will transcend time. His subject matter, and especially style or "voice" in painting, is unique.
His varied subjects keep him from being labeled as coming from one type or genre of painting. Consequently, his work is owned by diverse collectors varying from a U.S. Senator, a contemporary Art Museum, and a U.S. Embassy, in addition to hundreds of collectors in the U.S. and Europe.
He will often work on a series of paintings, only to stop suddenly, sometimes to never return to the subject again. Although George has been reclusive by nature in associating with living artists and organizations, recently he did approach and was immediately accepted into the Oil Painters of America. Additionally, he has held 10 consecutive one man shows, almost all of which have sold out.

Represented at:
  • Brennen Gallery, Scottsdale, Az.
  • Palm Avenue Fine Art, Sarasota, Fl.
  • Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca.
  • Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, Wa.

Exhibitions and awards:
  • National OPA selection 2014;
  • National Eastern OPA selection 2014;
  • Honorable Mention OPA Online competition 2014;
  • Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2014;
  • Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2013;
  • Juried into national show "Small Works" Eppersen Gallery Verona, Ca. January, 2015;
  • Waterhouse "8x8" Small Works show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca. February, 2015;
  • Profiled in Sedona Gateway Magazine/Website January 2015;
  • Accepted into the Salmagundi Club, New York City March, 2015;
  • ARC Salon finalist International Competition 2015;
  • Juried into Salmagundi Annual Members Only show April, 2015;
  • Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition for March, 2015;
  • Selected Artist 1015 OPA Eastern National show, Indianapolis, In. October, 2015;
  • Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition April, June 2015;
  • Accepted into the Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2015;
  • Grand Prize Sedona Gateway to the Arts Competition 2015;
  • Award Of Excellence 2015 OPA Eastern National;
  • Juried into 2016 OPA National;
  • Juried into 2016 OPA Eastern National;
  • As interviewed by Southwest Art November 2016;
  • Waterhouse 32nd annual show, November 2016;
  • Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2016.