I have worked in many different mediums and enjoy learning new techniques. My website shows a wide variety of art: pencil drawings; paintings in acrylic and ink; mixed media sculptures and lowrelief work; public art and large-scale murals.
I worked as a teacher of art and design in Jersey, Channel Islands before becoming a full-time artist when I moved to Spain.
Whilst living in Spain I developed my “word art” technique where I de-construct images and reconstruct them using words and/or other marks. This technique is particularly good for making portraits where I can achieve very good likenesses. The words can be a poem, song or any memorable prose relevant to the subject.
Each “pixel” is hand-painted, usually with acrylic paint or acrylic ink, either on canvas or watercolour paper. “Word art” can also be scaled up to make large murals. The largest I have made is in Málaga, measuring some 16 metres x 14 metres.
I have exhibited my work in numerous group and solo shows in UK, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Gibraltar and Taiwan.
I now live in Maldon and accept commissions to make portraits and murals.
Facebook: George Kowzan
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