Weekend Showcase: Margarita George at Robbin Gallery
Margarita George didn’t even begin dabbling with paint till after a long professional career, proving that you’re never too old to embrace your passion.
“I knew that I can draw and I can paint,” said Margarita George. “But my father said that he doesn’t want an artist at home.”
Margarita grew up in Bulgaria, where she was an excellent student and followed her father’s wishes becoming a mechanical engineer. In the U.S., she worked another decade and a half for General Electric. It wasn’t until after her retirement in 2013 that Margarita began to pursue her childhood love.
“I started just for fun,” said George.
Her first easel and paints were a child’s kit she picked up at Sam’s Club. Astonishingly, Margarita is entirely self taught.
“When I saw that I have some success that people like my oil paintings, I prefer oil paintings not acrylic, this hobby became my business, ” said Margarita.
Margarita unquestioningly has an eye for eyes. She goes about studying her subject with engineering precision.
“My style is realism because I like the details.”
Spoken like a true engineering artist.
“World What I Love” the works of Margarita George will be on display in the Robbin Gallery through June 1st.