Georgia moved from California to Australia in 1984 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. Mansur now resides in the picturesque wine growing area of Mudgee, NSW.
The artist’s work is a reflection of her emotional response to the world, painting subjects in an expressive manner. Completing a Bach. 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. Mansur’s paintings are diverse in subject matter and technique, displaying her adventurous nature and love of travel, teaching popular painting workshops all over the world. Mansur is passionate about helping others to express themselves creatively and giving them access and skills to tell their own story through their art.
Georgia is a Trained & Certified Golden International Artist Educator and is experienced in most media but prefers the ease of travel with Watermedia.
As an official ambassador for Daniel Smith Watercolors, she created the ‘Georgia Mansur Palette’, an innovative marketing tool and useful for anyone wishing to express themselves in paint. Mansur is looking forward to teaching/exhibiting at the Daniel Smith Stores in Seattle in May 2016 and a solo show of her work in Sydney at Balmoral Beach Bathers Pavillion Nov/Dec 2016.
Georgia is featured In North Light book ‘SPLASH 15’ as one of the top 100 watermedia artists in the world and spoke at the National Rural Womens Conference and is recognized as an inspirational leader in her field. Georgia has been featured many times in Australian Artist Magazine and was a Keynote Presenter/Faculty in Watermedia of the Plein Air Convention in Monterey California in April 2015 and invited back on faculty for 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.
Recently Georgia has been a featured presenter at Commonwealth Bank’s Women in Business Annual Conference Sheraton Noosa and ADFAS (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts) Mudgee Branch. Georgia’s work has been selected to feature in Nita Leland’s upcoming book Exploring Color, a 30-year anniversary celebration of Color.
Mansur has been Artist in Residence 4 yrs on Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef, AIR at Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, Western Australia and in 2012 created the Artist in Residence Program for Emirates Wolgan Valley/Blue Mountains, Australia and returned to be Official Emirates Artist in Residence again in 2014. In 2015 Mansur is the Cunard Official Artist in Residence, teaching on board Queen Elizabeth Feb/Mar in Polynesian Islands and Queen Victoria in Jul/Aug in the Mediterranean. Georgia has been invited to be special guest of honour and teach a Creativity/Mixed Media Workshop at the Annual Art Unltd. Event in May 2016 and has a full schedule teaching workshops around Australia, the USA and Europe in 2016~ see website for dates and locations.
Memberships: AWS (American Watercolor Society), NWS (National Watercolor Society), IPAP (Intl Plein Air Painters), LPAPA (Laguna Plein Air Painters), CAC (California Art Club), AGRA (Australian Guild of Realist Artists), AWS (Australian Watercolour Society), ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) ADFA (Australian Decorative & Fine Arts), Orana Arts Mentor Program and past Board Member Arts Out West.
Hydrangea party, watercolor