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Melbourne based artist George Haidar

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Born in 1952, George’s first encounter with painting began at school in a small village overseas. His talent was discovered at the age of 15 by his art teacher who was blown away by George’s work. He encouraged George to further his skills and passion for painting and advised if he did so he would become a successful and renowned artist.
George followed his aspiration and in 1977 he brought his work to Australia. George had grown as an artist and was not limited to one style of painting but a vast majority of styles.

George’s paintings include many styles and subjects such as Architecture, Ballet, Classicism, Portraiture, Models, Still Life, Expressionism and Impressionism.
In a career spanning some forty-one years, he has exhibited at most of Australia’s states and best venues including Victorian Artist Society, Camberwell Art Show, The National Art Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Exhibition Centre; along with more than fifty solo exhibitions in varied locations and suburbs. Among these solo exhibits is the most well known exhibition at Chadstone Shopping Centre located directly in front of Myer fountain which has contributed much beauty and emotion to the diverse culture of Chadstone for the past seven years.
George Haidar reinvents himself periodically with ground breaking, unpredictable, sometimes provocative, most times fascinating, epiphanies and ideas.
George has a rare ability to translate with emotions his creative ideas from his imagination to canvas, thanks to skills only granted to those willing to submit to punishing yet exhilarating labour. Having an empty canvas George can hardly wait to actually enter into it and to create something which is almost tangible, to create an illusion, to express an emotion and say what he wants to say.
He vents all his frustrations onto the canvas which in return gives him a result that is beyond his expectations and the expectations of the viewers and attendants that watch in amazement.
“Originality can’t be fashionable, because it hasn’t as yet had the approval of the committee.
Been true to my subject and do not follow fashion, I will be far more likely trying to create
something that is timeless as that is certainly where true art lies.”   ~ George Haidar

Believing yourself to be an artist  is one thing and been actually a good artist it’s another thing !

In a career spanning some forty-one years, George has exhibited in most of Australia’s states and best venues including Victorian Artist Society, Camberwell Art Show, The National Art Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Exhibition Centre. George continues to regularly exhibit in Melbourne, in Chadsto…

Believing yourself to be an artist one thing and been actually a good artist it’s another thing !
If people pass by your art with no motion or interest one thing ! But if your paintings stop people and force them to look and browse at your display eagerly another thing !
Caching the X FACTOR in your art what’s count !!!!
My opinion
You can learn the theory about colours and have art lessons with the best masters of the world ! But to be an artist you got to be yourself with a creative mind refuse to be limited in what so called tradition !
In answering the question why you paint every person nice and beautiful in your paintings Renoir the Frensh old Master said : there is enough ugliness in this life I’m not going to add anything to it ! Renoir .

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