I first contacted Lorenzo George in the spring of 2011 to request that he participate in the St Regis Monarch Beach hotel celebration of Laguna Beach’s finest artists. Even though local artists assured me of George’s kindness, I was a bit intimidated when I previewed his work online, as I was faced with the most romantic contemporary master and my fine arts knowledge was limited.
My fine arts vocabulary hasn’t improved much since 2011, but my appreciation for George’s work has. I don’t know that it’s possible to view every piece George has stored in his studio, but I’ve studied hundreds of his pieces, longing to own most of them while struggling to utter the feelings his grand mastery of light evokes. I also came to realize George’s humble Romanian beginnings crafted a remarkably genteel disposition.
George isn’t just a romantic. He is the ultimate romantic: Using a limited palette of 4 colors (if you consider black and white colors) and softly confident brushstrokes, he seduces his viewers and draws them into another dimension of visual ecstasy.
Take your favorite photograph to George to create an oil-on-canvas portrait for your family to treasure for generations, or commission a painting created from a live sitting session. No need to be shy, Lorenzo simply sees things as light and the absence of light when he is painting. Likewise, if you have dreamed of creating a mural on a wall, Lorenzo will work with you to create a legend for your home or commercial space.
If you are inclined to improve your own painting technique or learn more about how a master works his magic, take a 3-day workshop with George. Contact him for more information: 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite G-2, Laguna Beach, CA 92651;
George explains his work to Daniel Garza in this impromptu video we organized on a recent raining afternoon: