The Artist - Walter Georis

Walter Georis' paintings are recordings of his development. Each piece is a visual statement about a specific problem confronting him as a painter: The exploration of the relationship between representational and abstract expression, the interplay of the conscious and the subconscious in the painting process, the visual energy released by the juxtaposition of opposites. Walter Georis' paintings are thus part of a larger and ever developing self portrait.

Walter Georis was born in Belgium in 1945 and began painting at the age of nine. Walter's family immigrated to the United States in 1956 and settled in southern California. During his teens, Walter took up photography, studying with famed photographer William Mortensen. Simultaneously, Walter discovered his passion for music and began learning to play the guitar. In the late 1960’s Walter moved back to Belgium for a year in search of a master with whom to study the art of painting. The search was unsuccessful and he returned to the United States settling in a small house on Carmel beach. Searching for inspiration and like-minded artists, Walter combed the Carmel art galleries until he found the Carmel Art Association and viewed paintings by Keith Lindberg and SC Yuan. He immediately made an association with theses two local painters and, with their guidance and influence, developed his own style of painting.

Walter painted prolifically for ten years, creating approximately one thousand paintings. Walter held many one-man shows and has received many awards for his work. He holds a first place award from the Monterey Museum of Modern Art for an exclusive competition open only to local painters. His paintings are widely held in local collections as well as throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Walter’s love of art and painting has continued throughout the years and can be seen in all of his endeavors. The Carmel Valley Art Center in Carmel Valley Village showcases Walter’s paintings in a beautiful setting.

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