“I want to understand myself. This is why I make art, it comes from a deep seated need and I hope that you will sense my sincerity both in the words and in the images.” – George Woollard
George Woollard’s home and studio in Palolo Valley has for 30 years been a kind of incubator for the artist’s painting, sculpture and works on paper. Strongly influenced by the robust quality of the sea, land and air in Hawaii, he works to make his creations dazzle the eye and senses.
Woollard moved to Hawaii in 1962 and graduated from Punahou School. He went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree in painting and a master’s in printmaking.
He studied art and taught in Paul Cezanne’s hometown of Aix-en-Provence, France. This was followed by a printmaking fellowship in Paris.
He is married to the artist Jinja Kim. Through her he has exhibited and traveled throughout Korea. He continues to teach at both his home studio and the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Woollard sees his roles as both teacher and artist as complimentary.