George was born in Nottingham in 1960, and enjoyed a happy family childhood in a small Nottinghamshire village. His father was also a talented artist who inspired him to follow a similar path. On leaving art college during the late 1970s, (at the time of the miners' strikes and the three-day working week), he had no option but to put away his palette and find work. He held many varied jobs but realised that in order to follow his dream he had to make an important decision. He chose to commit himself fully to his passion for fine art and became a full time artist , a decision he has never regretted. His artistic creations have been evolving since 1989, with inspiration being drawn from treks through the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and visits to Cornwall. Like many professional artists, he strives for perfection and has a strong commitment to his work. His paintings have a quirkiness which has won him much notoriety and a strong following.