About Geo

 Welcome to my portfolio. As a child, I spent countless hours walking meadows, playing in crystal  clear streams, looking for salamanders and crawdads. My favorite spot was mid way up a giant  pine tree. That was my crow's nest where I could survey the world around me.

 

These days, most people, and especially children, are so disconnected from nature; the intricate beauty that surrounds us. It is my good fortune to live and work on the Eastern Shore which is a place of open spaces, still unspoiled remarkable horizons, water, woods, and fields, although development encroaches.

People describe my style as realistic, but that is not my focus or intention. It's the infinite patterns, rhythm, and color in nature that attract me.  Cerulean Blue, Ivory Black, Diazone Purple, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green  are the colors most often on my palette.

 

 I am not a Plennaire painter although I sketch with watercolor on site. My compositions are created from several images of a particular view  that caught my eye., never duplicating a photographic image, but worked from multiple views.Kayaking, hikes, or drives on the back roads afford me the vistas of this special place I love to paint.

 

My work has been included in juried shows in Annapolis, Rehoboth, Adkins Arboretum, Berlin, and Ocean City. Artist Member Rehoboth Art League, Maryland Federation of the Arts, Worcester County Arts Council

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Geo McElroy

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