George Bodine, Petit Symphony, 10x8, oil on linen

George Bodine, Pronto, 12x16, oil on linen

George Bodine, The Promise Tuscany, 24x12, Oil on Canvas

George Bodine paints landscapes, cityscapes, and people, working both in Plein air and the studio.  Recently, he has been traveling extensively in Europe, and his paintings reflect his unique vision here and abroad.  He paints almost exclusively in oils, many of which are from small, niche manufacturers.  George often hand stretches Belgian linen sized with rabbit skin glue and primed with white lead, techniques dating from the 16th. century.  Recently he is painting on sun-bleached Belgian linen, again primed with white lead, but glued to either sealed Birch board, or archival quality Artist’s board.  He had never had an art lesson, and his distinct vision, coupled with careful, proven techniques ensure that his work will be permanent and able to be handed down within families or collections over centuries.

George Bodine’s goal is to produce work that will transcend time.  His subject matter, and especially style or “voice” in painting, is unique.  His varied subjects keep him from being labeled as coming from one type or genre of painting.  Consequently, his work is owned by diverse collectors varying from a U.S. Senator, a contemporary Art Museum,  and a U.S. Embassy, in addition to hundreds of collectors in the U.S. and Europe.  He will often work on a series of paintings, only to stop suddenly, sometimes to never return to the subject again.  Although George has been reclusive by nature in associating with living artists and organizations, recently he did approach and was immediately accepted into the Oil Painters of America. Additionally, he has held 10 consecutive one-man shows, almost all of which have sold out.

What inspires me is that which is within me, what it is I have to say.  I believe painting is a language, and that we have to master our own voice in this foreign world.

~George Bodine



National OPA selection 2014

National Eastern OPA selection 2014

Honorable Mention OPA Online competition 2014

Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2014

Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2013

Juried into national show “Small Works” Eppersen Gallery Verona, Ca. January, 2015

Waterhouse “8×8” Small Works show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca. February, 2015

Profiled in Sedona Gateway Magazine/Website Januaruy 2015

Accepted into the Salmagundi Club, New York City March, 2015

ARC Salon finalist International Competition 2015

Juried into Salmagundi Annual Members Only show April, 2015

Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition for March, 2015

Selected Artist 1015 OPA Eastern National show, Indianapolis, In. October, 2015

Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition April, June 2015

Accepted into the Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2015

Grand Prize Sedona Gateway to the Arts Competition 2015

Award Of Excellence 2015 OPA Eastern National

Buck’s County Plein Air Competition June 2016

Juried into 2016 OPA National

Juried into 2016 OPA Eastern National

As interviewed by Southwest Art November 2016

Waterhouse 32nd annual show, November 2016

Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2016

National OPA Selection by Jury, 2017

National OPA Plein air competition July 2017

Southwest Art “Artist to Watch” April 2017

Buck’s County Plein Air Competition June 2017

Bath County Plein Air Competition October 2017

Plein Air Magazine “How to Paint Nocturnes”

Two Person Show, Waterhouse Gallery October 2017

William Merrit Chase Award, Salmagundi Club October 2017

Awarded Second Place, Viewpoint Annual Show, October 2017

Awarded Signature Status, Oil Painters of America

Awarded Signature Status, Cincinnati Art Club

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.