George Bodine paints landscapes,
cityscapes, and people.
Recently, he has been travelling extensively in Europe, and his
paintings reflect his unique vision here and abroad. He paints
almost exclusively in oils, many of which are from small, niche
George often hand stretches Belgian linen sized with rabbit skin
glue and primed with white lead, techniques dating from the 16th.
century. Recently he is painting on sun bleached Belgian linen,
again primed with white lead, but glued to either sealed Birch
board, or archival quality Artist's board. He had never had an
art lesson, and his distinct vision, coupled with careful, proven
techniques ensure that his work will be permanent and able to
be handed down within families or collections
George Bodine's goal is to produce work that will transcend time.
His subject matter, and especially style or "voice"
in painting, is unique. His varied subjects keep him from being
labeled as coming from one type or genre of painting. Consequently,
his work is owned by diverse collectors varying from a U.S. Senator,
a contemporary Art Museum, and a U.S. Embassy, in addition to
hundreds of collectors in the U.S. and Europe. He will often
work on a series of paintings, only to stop suddenly, sometimes
to never return to the subject again.
Although George has been reclusive by nature in associating with
living artists and organizations, recently he did approach and
was immediately accepted into the Oil Painters of America.
Additionally, he has held 10 consecutive one man shows, almost
of which have sold out.
National OPA selection 2014
National Eastern OPA selection 2014
Honorable Mention OPA Online competition 2014