Georgeana Ireland was born in 1968 in Gold Beach, Oregon. Her artistic talent was discovered at an early age and her grandmother, also an artist, encouraged her to pursue her ...Read more...interests. Ireland's art was her passion. By the time she was 16 years old, she was taking private lessons, painting more than three hours a day, and selling her work. She has said of her process, "My inspiration as an artist is to create beauty. I believe that splendor exists all around us. I am moved by the visions in my mind that I see in a flash of inspiration. It is an ongoing quest for me to put these images on canvas to share with others."
Her style could be classified as Romantic Abstract Expressionism. She paints furiously to passionate orchestra rock and has been clocked at a brushstroke speed of 238 strokes per minute. Her influences have been the European and American painters of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including Turner, Whistler, and Redon, as well as the styles of Romanticism, Symbolism, and the Hudson River School. As a self-taught artist, Ireland honed her artistic skills with various classes under master artists, extensive research, and sheer discipline. Recent travels to art museums in Russia, Italy, France, Prague, Vienna, and London have immensely influenced her work.
Ireland's first national debut was in Carmel, California, at the age of 21. She continued exhibiting in galleries and museums across the U.S. and has received numerous awards for her paintings. Her murals can be found in the historic Multnomah Hotel and the Willamette building, both in Portland, OR, the Sunriver Lodge and Resort in Sunriver, OR, and numerous private collections in Oregon, Washington, and California. In 2002, she moved to California and continues to maintain an active exhibition schedule, receive numerous awards, and works on private commissions.