I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I love working with thick oil paint and mixed media. I am inspired by the many masters of past generations and I have been fortunate to see some of the world’s greatest art in person. My eyes have been a camera for intense study in my travels around the world. What I create comes from my imagination, memory and my emotion. It is my quest to capture the sublime, haunting beauty and spirit. When someone holds their hand to their heart and says that they “feel” my art, I am moved ... I have accomplished my mission.
It is my vision to paint the mysteries of the subconscious and elements of the sublime. Now in my 30th year as an artist, I count the last ten years a “new beginning” and a period of tremendous growth. Travel to 40 countries to study the greatest works of art has refined my eyes and artistic vision. My art finds its roots in Abstract Expressionism, Romanticism and Automatism. In this era of uncertainty and unrest, I am creating a language of beauty and peace. I seek to share the quite place and create a bridge between emotion and art."
Studios in Newport Beach, and La Quinta CA
Born: 1968 Gold Beach, Oregon
Georgeana Ireland is a Southern California artist specializing in large scale Lyrical Abstract Art. Her artistic process began as a child; artistic talent runs on both side of the family. As a teenager she painted many hours a day and she began exhibiting in galleries at age 19. She studied privately with numerous teachers but primarily she considers herself autodidactic. Her greatest influence as an artist was a period of intense travel around the world- 43 countries. She spent many hours in museums taking notes and “dissecting” the art with her eyes as photography was not allowed. She feels the museums were her greatest teacher. Her current body of work is large scale and has a dreamy narrative quality to it. A noted colorist she paints with thick impasto layers in oil and acrylic and then adds diamond dust, 24k gold leaf and holographic pigments. Her monumental work “Twilight Mood” 6’x24’ was selected by Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles World Airports (LAX) for display for 3 years. In 2015 the Museum of Latin American Art selected Georgeana Ireland and Vladimir Cora to paint “Tres Graces Long Beach” live at the museum. They painted starting with a blank canvas neither of them speaking the others language only using the language of paint.Georgeana Irelands paintings are in private and public collections across the US and she has shown in museum and gallery shows around the world.
"Georgeana Ireland’s painting demonstrates a compelling use of color and texture which is only enhanced when seen in person. Her treatment seems to draw from both the loose handling of impressionism and the inner psychology of Expressionism”
Miranda Lash, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art New Orleans Museum of Art
2016(2015) Ethos Contemporary Art, Newport Beach, CA
2016-(2010) Contemporary Fine Arts, La Jolla, Ca
2016 (2008) Cobalt Fine Art, Tubac, AZ
2016-(2012) Third Dimension Gallery, Kona Coast, HI
2016-(2011) Petri’s Fine Arts, Sausalito, CA
2016 -(2010) Ocean Gallery, Avalon, NJ
2015 Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
(Collaboration with Vladimir Cora)
2008-2015 Fingerhut Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Solo Artist Show
2013-2015 Bill Hester Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Ambassador Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 Art Expo, New York, NY (Solo Award)
2011 Salmagundi Juried, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2011 CCAA Museum of Art, Juried, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2009 Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, North Carolina
2009 “California Open” 2009 Biennial, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery Ca