GEORGE GROVES

Some of the earliest artistic evidence of story telling can be dated back to 30,000 BC, with prehistoric drawings on the inside of caves. Although we can't be sure as to what these markings were for, it is clear that they are some form of documentation, and there is no denying the sophistication of the works. 

Now in the present day, we have such a wide range of mediums which tell a story, with one of the longest standing formats being Oil Portraiture. 

Over the last few years, I have been capturing some of the most incredible individuals from across the world, sharing my craft with those that have a story to tell.

Wether that be through a formal sitting here in my studio, or a commissioned piece of artwork, my aim is to not only tell a story, but provide a wonderful experience to go with an original piece of art which will last for centuries to come. I love having people round to my studio, to enjoy the pieces up close, as pictures don't often capture the texture and feel of the painting.

I hope to continue telling stories through my work, or if not, exploring my own creative self, and providing a thought-provoking piece.

RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS

Whats the last book you read?

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, it explores the very roots of running, and it also involves some hilarious stories!

What is your current go-to-song?

Chris Cornell - You Know My Name, the Intro song on Casino Royale; it just epitomises the 'Craig era' of Bond. In my opinion, one of the best Bond songs behind Nancy Sinatra's "You Only Live Twice". 

What inspired you recently?

I learnt about the Air Raid Shelter Cafe, who teamed up with veteran John Pearce (95) to launch a Christmas number one bid; I love reading news like this, it really brings a smile to my face.

If you could have dinner with anyone, right now, who would it be?

I'd have to choose Guy Ritchie, I'd love to see how he constructed scenes in his films with such cultural influence, and he just seems like an interesting man!

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