George De Chiara’s paintings are best described as representational with a push towards impressionist color. Whether it’s in his studio working on a still life or painting en plein air, George prefers to work directly from life when possible. One can see his dedication to composition and color in this body of work, which is collected across the United States and abroad.
He has most recently been invited to paint for the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas and has been commissioned to do work for several private collections. He is an award-winning artist, and, in 2010, he achieved signature status from the Society of Watercolor Artists with the acceptance of “Beach Buffet” into their national juried show.
George attended The America Academy of Art in Chicago, and graduated with a degree in fine arts. While at the academy, George Studied under Irving Shapiro, Ted Smuskiewicz and the legendary Bill L. Parks. Immersed in color, form and design, George developed many of the techniques he still uses today. The Academy stressed the importance of studying from life and working daily. George continues to embrace these ethics as he refines and sharpens his vision.
After spending time living in Chicago, Colorado and Utah, George finally settled in North Texas with his wife and two daughters. George finds inspiration in their frequent travels to the Gulf Coast, Hill Country, and Brush Country of South Texas. You can view more of his work at his website http://georgedechiara.com.
SELECTED EXHIBITS AND EVENTS:
-2012 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15% (November)
-2012 Plein Air Southwest Salon
- 2012 27th Annual Texas and Neighbors Exhibition
- 2012 Artist of Texas Annual Exhibition
-2011 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15% (September)
-2011 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15% (March)
- 2011 Paint Waxahachie Plein Air (Awarded Honorable Mention)
- 2011 26th Annual Texas and Neighbors Exhibition
- 2011 Artist of Texas Annual Exhibition
-2010 Southwestern Watercolor Society 47th Annual Membership Exhibition
- 2010 Society of Watercolor Artists 29th Juried Art Exhibition (Awarded signature status)
-2010 25th Annual Texas and Neighbors Exhibition
-2009 Seven-State Biennial Exhibition
-2009 International Watermedia XVI, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
-2009 Watercolor USA 2009, Springfield Art Museum
-2009 24th Annual Texas and Neighbors Exhibition
- 2008 Watercolor West XL
-2008 23rd Annual Texas and Neighbors Exhibition (Awarded Honorable Mention)
-2008 24th National Show of the National Society of Artists (Awarded Honorable Mention)
-2008 Citation 2008 (Awarded Honorable Mention)
-2007 16th Annual Breckenridge Fine Art Center Juried Art Competition and Sale
-2007 Grand Prairie Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition (3rd Place Watercolor/Acrylic)
-2007 Citation 2007 (Awarded the Dick Blick Art Supply Award)
-2007 2nd Annual One-Two-Five Art Show (Awarded 2nd Place Overall)
-2007 Visual Arts Society of Texas 2nd Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition (Awarded First Place Watercolor)
-2007 XXXIX Annual Watercolor West National Exhibition