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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

George Jennings












George Jennings



George describes his process this way:

"I don't always have "inspirations" for each one my paintings in the way that most people commonly think of inspirations because I typically will either have a simple thought, an idea, or even see a simple image in my mind that I will use to create my vision in a painting. I do, at times, have influences from other great artists in history or an amazing style of art that can be seen in parts of my work. What I always try to do in my work is express the sense of and feeling of peace that I experienced while creating it. My hope is that when viewing any of my work it will cause a person pause and they will connect with the entire piece or even just a portion of the painting because it brings up a positive memory or thought of something that takes them back to a time in their past that could be as far back as childhood or even just yesterday but regardless it brings them joy."








George Jennings


George Jennings is a Seattle area artist who began his interest in art in his hometown of Washington, D.C. under the tutelage of his grandfather, accomplished Washington, D.C. artist John N. Robinson during the 1970's. George attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. and upon graduation, continued to hone his artistic abilities through several years of self-training. In the late 1990’s, George moved with his wife to Seattle, Washington where he continued to pursue his interest in art as a career.


In 2004, George began showing his work publically, first at the Crispinal Art Gallery in Seattle (Belltown), Washington and then in a private three day solo showing at The Red Lion Hotel in downtown Seattle. In 2008, he entered his first art contest in over 25 years and his portrait painting named Seattle was accepted into the juried gallery of the Edmonds Art Festival! George continued to enter his work into local Seattle area juried art shows (the Edmonds Art Festival and the Annual Northwest African American Fine Arts Exhibition) and participated in his first art walk (the downtown Renton Art and Antique Walk). In 2010 and 2011, George’s artwork continued to be accepted into various juried art shows and twice he was the featured artist for the Onyx Fine Arts Collectives art shows in Seattle and Portland, Oregon winning the People’s Choice Award in both the 2010 and 2011 Onyx exhibits! Also in 2011, George created his very popular piece, an acrylic painting titled “A Dancer’s Feet” and also designed and produced a collection of greeting cards each based on his original pieces of artwork. 2011 also provided George with a large following as well as many requests for collaborations through various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn and DeviantArt).


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