Georgeana Ireland

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My inspiration as an artist is to create beauty. I believe that splendor exists all around us. I am moved by the visions in my mind that I see in a flash of inspiration. It is an ongoing quest for me to put these images on canvas to share with others. My teachers have been the masters of today, as well as the masters of the past. My training has not been formal, but I believe that in a quest for excellence, the necessary teachers are found; everything is available to the student who desires knowledge. Recent travels have taken me to incredible museums in various corners of the world – Russia, Prague, Italy, Budapest, France, and London. The quiet and profound brushstrokes of the greatest masters taught me more than I can express in words. Artist Georgeana Ireland's style could be classified as Romantic Abstract Expressionism. She paints furiously to passionate orchestra rock and has been clocked at a brushstroke speed of 238 strokes per minute. Her influences have been the European and American painters of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, including Turner, Whistler, and Redon, and the styles of Romanticism, Symbolism, and the Hudson River School. Georgeana grew up in a rural town in Oregon. Her artistic talent was discovered at an early age, and her grandmother, also an artist, encouraged her. Georgeana's art was her passion and by the time she was 16 years old, she was taking private lessons, painting more than three hours a day and selling her work. Her first national debut was in Carmel, California, at the age of 21. She continued exhibiting in galleries and museums across the U.S. and has received numerous awards for her paintings. Her murals can be found in the historic Multnomah Hotel and the Willamette building, both in Portland, OR; the Sunriver Lodge and Resort in Sunriver, OR; and numerous private collections in Oregon, Washington, and California. An autodidact, Georgeana honed her artistic skills with various classes under master artists, extensive research, and sheer discipline. Recent travels to art museums in Russia, Italy, France, Prague, Vienna, and London have influenced her work immensely. Seeing the original brushstrokes of the masters up close has had a profound influence on her new work. Georgeana moved to California in 2002, and maintains an active exhibition schedule with galleries, museums, and private commissions. "Somehow the unexplained is captured in the paint; the mystery of life is embraced...It is spiritually revitalizing. One returns to it, seeing the essence of the familiar…Georgeana Ireland captures sheer emotion, unconnected to representation, the way Mozart makes me feel. Her painting is music for the eyes." Georgia Gene Brown, Collector Born: 1968, Gold Beach, OR Education: Private study/travel in Europe, including Russia, Budapest, Chet Republic, France, England and Italy 2004-2006 Private study, Jim Daly, William Whitaker, Ben Konis, among others University of Oregon Museum of Art Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR Dynamic Graphic Institute, Peoria, IL Exhibitions: 2006 – LAX airport, Los Angeles 2006 - Current, AZALI Gallery, Laguna Beach,CA 2006 - Current Silver Heron Gallery, Depot Bay OR 2006 - Christi Gallery, Lake Oswego OR 2006 - Lawrence Gallery, Salishan OR 2006 - "Gateway to Imagination" Farmington Museum, New Mexico 2006 - Midwest Abstract 2006, Indianapolis IN (Award Winner) 2006 - Spring Exhibit, Studio Gallery, Irvine CA 2005 - Johnson County Museum, Franklin IN "Midwest Abstract 2005", winner "Best of Show" 2005-2004 Simic Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2005-2004 Simic Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2005-2003 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR 2005-2003 Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, OR 2005-2003 Lawrence Gallery, Salishan, OR 2005 Ridenour Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA 2004-2003 Gallery 357, Laguna Beach, CA 2004-2003 Zantman Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2002-1990 Ballantyne & Douglass Gallery, Portland, OR Patricia Mayfield Gallery, Portland, OR The Vault Gallery, Portland, OR Indigo Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR Tollefsons Gallery Of Fine Art, Oakland, OR Bill W. Dodge Gallery, Carmel, CA Awards: •2nd place for "Eye of the Beholder" - Midwest Abstract 2006 •"Best of Show" Midwest National Abstract Art 2005 Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin, Indiana for "Momentum" • Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts • Pastel Society of Oregon Poster: 1991 Umpqua Valley Arts Association Affiliations: Oil Painters of America Allied Artists of America National Museum of Women in the Arts Laguna Plein-Air Painters Association Pastel Society of Oregon—Charter Member Television: FOX, Syndicated, 1999 "Called To Conquer" KATU, Portland, OR, 1999 Public/Permanent Installations • Lax Airport • Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR • Historic Multnomah Hotel, Portland, OR • The Willamette Building, Portland, OR • Monumental Oil painting of Race Horses, Kirkwood estate, Ridgefield, WA • Hughes residence, Milwaukee, OR • Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR • Nick Bunik & Mary Joe Avery, Portland, OR • Walt & Pam Pelett, Portland, OR • Hemstreet Development, Beaverton, OR Publications: Orange Coast Magazine, Sept 2007 featured artist Coast, Aug 2007 "Focus on Galleries" "Ethos" The Orange County Register, May 10,2007 Art Waves "Ireland takes her paintings to new heights" Franklin County Register, Oct. 1, 2005 "Best of Show" Orange County Register, Sept. 14, 2004 "From Mayhem to Masterpiece" Coast Magazine, January 2003 "Masters of the House"
Current works by Georgeana Ireland in our inventory include:

Autumn CallingAutumn Shimmer Bella
CalderaCatalina SunsetDesert Jewel (4 panels)
Endless SummerGolden VistaMajestic Sunset
MoonriseQueens Lair StudySojourn
Summer Mist (1 of 2)Summer Mist (2 of 2)Sunday Morning
Sunset Shady CanyonTete a Tete

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