This is no orderly remembrance, no chronological marching down the years. This is a combination of memories and joy in the life and deep regret for the loss to our art community. George has left the room.
George liked art and making most of all, and the people who understood that. I composed many sentences, paragraphs in my head about all of his many qualities, about his love and support of Roger and me over these years, about his interest in just about everything from cave paintings to rowing on the Willamette to figuring out reverse printing to the marks Buster’s tail made on the wall. But when it comes right down to it, images were his love and over these 20 years of our acquaintance I’ve gathered a few, so let’s just look.
What a loss to our community.
Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your remembrance and wonderful photos of George. He was a generous, kind man, and of course a terrific painter and printmaker. He will be missed.
Oh CarolandRob…a world without GEORGE IS AN EMPTY PLACE.
This news makes me sooo sad. What a kind, gentle and brilliant man and artist 🥲
Amen to that
will be missed
Oh my…yes. XO
Sorry to read of a loss of a friend, you did a lovely post in remembering him.
Thanks Deb. xo
Wish I’d known him. Thanks for the introduction Bonnie.
I wish you had too, articulate and funny and kid…like you. xo
Thank you Bonnie . It is so sad .. he was so inspirational, kind , and supportive to and of Bob over the last years . A gentle man . I will miss him .
I think Bob and George had many qualities in common…good painters, productive people, interested in everything around them, supportive and encouraging to others. I always appreciated Bob’s kind comments to me and support of my art activities. I wish I had 20 years of photos his life. I don’t, but I think of you both often. When we walk in the beach house door there is Bob’s hilarious Vitruvian man and one of his birds perches in our dining room. I still have various funky coasters made from the foundling quilt Madge left at our door from you years ago, would you like one?
Thank you Bonnie . It is so sad . George was an inspiration to Bob for many years , always supportive and kind . I will miss him . He is a gentle man .
You did a lovely remembrance.
Thanks Jo. xo
Thank you Bonnie. What makes his passing bearable is the thought of him being with Phyllis and the friends he loved that left this world ahead of him.
I enjoyed your tribute. He looks like a man who had joy in his life!
Thanks, Bonnie……a most special, heartfelt collection of memories. We’ve lost too many dear and remarkable friends!