Georgia Mansur is a Certified Golden International Artist Educator and will be demonstrating in the water media but she is experienced in all media and students can be assured of expert instruction. Georgia is also a Daniel Smith Paints Ambassador ~ see the Georgia Mansur Palette by Daniel Smith on her website http://www.georgiamansur.com
Georgia is very passionate about sharing my creativity and art with others and helping them gain access to that part of themselves, whether they are a beginning artist or a seasoned professional. My students have given me the nickname ‘The Art Whisperer’ so I hope that you will find something here to inspire, move you to engage more each day with art and the creative process. I invite you to share your experiences, ask questions and be a part of this creative community ~ we are all creative ~ and I will share with you everything I have in my power to do so ~ in the words of Vincent Van Gogh,
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”
Georgia moved from California to Australia in1984 to help her husband develop a Cotton Farm in the Outback. She painted as a creative outlet and a way to cope with the isolation and loneliness of a new lifestyle in a strange but fascinating new country.
The artist’s work is a reflection of her emotional response to the world, painting subjects in an expressive manner. Completing a Bach of Arts in Communication at CSU Sacramento, Georgia feels art has always been about Communication~ who I am, who you are and how we are connected through our humanity, relationship to this Earth and our place in history. Mansur’s paintings are diverse in subject matter as well as technique, displaying her adventurous nature and love of travel, teaching popular painting workshops all over the world about 8 mos. of the year.
Georgia is a Trained & Certified Golden International Artist Educator and is experienced in most media but prefers the ease of travel with Water media.
As an official ambassador for Daniel Smith Watercolours, she uses the ‘Georgia Mansur Palette’, her own personal favourites. Georgia is featured In North Light book ‘SPLASH 15’ as one of the top 100 water media artists in the world and was recently featured in Commonwealth Bank’s Women in Focus Business Magazine as an inspirational leader in her field. Recently Georgia’s work featured in colour guru Nita Leland’s book EXPLORING COLOR WORKSHOP special 30th-anniversary edition~ with the caption ‘Mansur’s spontaneous brushwork depicts an appealing, vibrant landscape. Here’s an artist who is not afraid of colour.’ Georgia has been featured many times in Australian Artist Magazine and will again be featured in the Nov and Dec 2016 issues. Mansur was a Keynote Presenter/Faculty in Water media of the Plein Air Convention in Monterey CA2015, Tucson, AZ ‘16 & San Diego CA ‘17 & SAN FRANCISCO 2019. She will be presenting WATERMEDIA FOR beginners.
Georgia has been Artist in Residence Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef, AIR at Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, WA and in 2012 created the Artist in Residence Program for Emirates Wolgan Valley/Blue Mountains, Australia and returned as Official Emirates Artist in Residence 2014 & remains ‘on call’. In 2015 Mansur was Cunard Official Artist in Residence, teaching on board Queen Elizabeth Feb/Mar Polynesian Islands & Queen Victoria in Jul/Aug in the Mediterranean.
Mansur has just filmed her first painting instructional DVD WATERCOLOUR TIPS & TECHNIQUES with GEORGIA MANSUR in Oxford, UK by APV FILMS which is now available online as Video on Demand or in DVD format. http://www.apvfilms.com/show_product.asp?id=737
Memberships: AWS (American Watercolour Society), NWS (National Watercolour Society), IPAP (Intl Plein Air Painters), LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters), CAC (California Art Club), Orana Arts Mentor Program and past Board Member Arts Out West.
Art & Travel Blog: www.passport2paint.com