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George Politis

George Politis

"Time plays a very basic role in my paintings; particularly the way it leaves 
its mark on varied objects and on nature itself fascinates me. I see in the old, rusty and ravaged both truth and excitement. I can find inspiration in ordinary and commonly overlooked items, responding to them with dramatically different feelings each time, whether emphasizing the serenity, the loneliness, the atmosphere, the melancholy."   -  G. Politis

Method of Working

I mainly work in watercolours and acrylics, but also use collage or pen and ink occasionally. I prefer painting on heavy watercolour paper (usually rough or cold pressed). My paintings evolve through multiple layers in order to create texture and depth. I usually make sketches, sometimes miniature versions and then proceed to the actual paintings.


Member of :

SKETBE (Thessaloniki, Greece) -President

RI - Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour - Signature Member

AWS - American Watercolor Society - Signature Member

IAF - Institut des Arts Figuratifs (Canada) - Signature Member

HS - Hilliard Society of Miniature Painters (UK) - Signature Member 

AWA - Arizona Watercolor Association - Signature Member - Royal Scorpion Hon.

NEWS - North East Watercolor Society- Signature Member - Royal Scorpion Hon.

           

 

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Thessaloniki, Municipality of Thessaloniki, 1996

Thessaloniki, Culture Centre, Prefecture of Thessaloniki, 1997

Larissa, Rodopouleio Centre, 1998

Katerini, St. Fotios, 1999

London, Callery Forty Seven, 2001

London, Hellenic Centre, 2002

Thessaloniki, Geni Tzami Municipal Gallery (Dimitria 06), 2006
Piraeus Bank Convention Centre Gallery, 2010

Group Exhibitions

participation in Group Exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including

London, Royal Institute of Watercolor Painters, 2000 - 2012

New York, American Watercolor Society International 2001, 2002, 2007 
International Watercolor Biennial, Estaimpuis, Belgium, 2012

London, Llewellyn Alexander "Million Brushstrokes", 1999, 2000

London, Society of Botanical Artists, 1999

Wales, Hilliard Society, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

Canada, Gallerie d' Art Manseau, Joliette, Quebec, 2000

Canada, Quebec, 2004

Australia, ASMA, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

London, Royal Miniature Society Exhibition, 1998, 1999, 2000

California, National Watercolor Society International 2001

San Diego, SDWS International Exhibition, 2000, 2001

Arizona, AWA National, 2000 and Members Shows 2000, 2001

New York, NEWS National Exhibition, 2000

Quebec, Laurier Museum, Salon de la Configuration, 2000

New Mexico, NMMAS Miniature Show, 2000

Thessaloniki, SKETBE, 1st Panhellenic Miniature Exhibition, 2001

Quebec, IAF Exhibition, 2004, 2005

Quebec, Chicoutimi, Art Symposium, 2004, 2007, 2009

Thessaloniki, Yiannis Ritsos Exhibition 2009

Thessaloniki, Piraeus Bank Convention Centre, 2010

Thessaloniki, Epsilon Gallery 2011, 2012

Thessaloniki, Myro Gallery, "The face of the Artist", 2012

Thessaloniki, Vlassis Art Gallery, Miniature Exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012

Awards

1999, ASMA, Australia, "Commended Award in Watercolor"

2000, NMMAS, New Mexico, USA, "Lewis Award"

2000, Australia, "Best Watercolor"

2000, CPA, Pensylvannia, "Architectural Painting Award"

2001, AWA, Arizona, Spring Members, "President's Award"

2001, ASMA, Australia, Best in Mixed Media

2001, AWA, Arizona, Fall Members, Merchand Award

2002, Thessaloniki, Cyrillion Centre, Commended Award

2007, AWA, Arizona, "Award of Excellence"

2009, NEWS, New York, "American Framers Award"

2010, NEWS, New York, "Creative Catalyst Production Award"

2011, Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), "Award of Excellence"

2011, NEWS, New York, "Richard Price Award"
 

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