George Zien

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Biographical statement of GEORGE ZIEN

For thirty years, George operated his own Sign and Screen Print business in Arizona where his artistic talents were useful. He experimented with oil painting but was not able to devote quality time to this until his retirement when he began studying watercolor painting.

P1010354A Phoenix resident for many years, George moved to Sequim, WA in 2001. His work has been displayed in galleries in Arizona, Washington and Colorado as well as in private shows in Arizona and California. His originals are included in private and public collections throughout the country. Commissioned portraits of people and animals have occupied a great deal of his time but he also enjoys painting structures as well as landscapes.

Attending Scottsdale Artists’ School and participating in workshops has provided him with fuel to fire his imagination. He has traveled in Italy and Canada seeking new and unusual subjects for his art. George invites you to visit his website and to share it with friends. He is a member of Sequim Arts & Northwest Watercolor Society and facilitates a life drawing group every Tuesday in his studio. Each summer for the past four years he has taught a four day watercolor workshop with a fellow artist.


Artist Statement:

Art is a form of communication. Although I tend to be a realist, I like a bit of mystery in paintings. Most everything we see is art, and I find satisfaction using watercolors and paper to record images that are appealing. Lights, and especially shadows, are intriguing and add dimension to my efforts. Changes in my style are welcome as I evolve as an artist.