“I approach painting as a non-verbal, open form of expression, into which I can enter - as one might enter into a meditation, where there is only a vocabulary of color, shape and texture.”

 

George Singer - A Deeper Dive
 

George Singer is a self-taught, emerging artist who paints in his East Hampton, NY studio. His work has been shown in New York at Guild Hall, Folio East and Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, Illes Arts in Amagansett, The National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in Manhattan and the Sara Nightengale Gallery in Sag Harbor. He has also shown online with Serina & Lily.

Singer explains his process, “I approach painting as a non-verbal, open form of expression, into which I can enter - as one might enter into a meditation, where there is only a vocabulary of color, shape and texture.”

 

“I feel like the simpler the composition the bigger the challenge. With simple forms, every stroke of the brush, every choice of color needs to be considered and worked and then reworked,” Singer explains. “While my attention to color and my palette are consistent among the work I produce, I am not married to a particular style of painting - which means each endeavor into the studio has an air of adventure where anything can happen.“ Singer explains.

 

“I began my artistic career as a writer. With an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and a number of plays produced in New York, London. San Francisco and Washington DC it never occurred to me I would one day transition to express myself as a painter.
 

“As a collector of Art with a collection that includes self-taught and contemporary artists such as Etel Adnan, Stanley Whitney, Katherine Bradford, Thornton Dial, Purvis Young among others - it was only upon seeing an exhibition by the artist Forrest Bess 8 years ago that something woke in me and I said ‘I want to do that.’ And so what followed was a venture into the studio with paints and no sense of what was going to happen - other than to say it was a new challenge that I approached with a fully-flowing, somewhat unexpected, passion.”

 

He is happy to have been selected as Artist of The Month by the Golden Eagle Art Supply Store.