In 2000, George self-published a two small chapbook collections of drawings & sketches. Eighteen years later, he's back with two new full color collections: Works and Murmurs.
From the artist:
"Works" collects 40 full color pages of my personal explorations in oils, watercolors, pastels, and monotypes. I'm honored to have both a Foreword written by Nicolas Uribe, and an Afterword by Dorian Vallejo, two powerful painters.
The book measures 9 x 8 inches with heavyweight covers enveloping interior pages of 180 lb. dull-coat Silk paper that truly shows off the work to its best advantage.
My friend, George Pratt, has it all. He has craftsmanship, draftsmanship, plus the need and the motivation to be an artist. That's what it takes.
I think a serious artist is always searching for something, but rarely knows what. That "something" can't be found by just thinking, though. It's found with exploration and hard work.
George is constantly drawing, painting, observing, experimenting and reaching further which is what makes him exceptional. I'm always excited to see what new ground he is breaking.
-- Mark English
George Pratt's newest catalog is a wonderful survey and demonstration of how his organic fluidity and confidently pure work transcends his many chosen mediums. Each piece is a poem.
-- David Kassan
We all knew George was on his way to doing fine art when he did his fully painted graphic novel work. He has proved us right with his sensitivity in subject portrayal and masterful fine art painting skills.
-- William Wray