Native North Carolinian, Natalie George, earned a visual arts degree from Guilford College in the 1990’s. During a halcyon semester studying in Italy, she lived on the grounds of a medieval castle surrounded by steep vineyards. Based in the Alpine Tyrol region, she enjoyed the artistic history and culture of proximal cities and villages, absorbing the beauty of traditional European painting and sculpture. Natalie later became aware of the classical realism movement in the United States and was particularly inspired by the portrait of Duke University’s Reynolds Price by contemporary realist Will Wilson of San Francisco. She was delighted to begin instruction in the manner of the European masters of realism by studying with classical realism painter D. Jeffrey Mims in Southern Pines.
From there Natalie’s progression as an artist has come about through continuous studying and painting. While Natalie enjoys classical realism, she also spends time exploring looser, more abstract landscapes and waterscapes.
She has participated in several national juried art shows and has paintings in private collections in many states.