the Artist

George Milliken
George G. Milliken

After Princeton, when I discovered that a career in architecture was not for me, I entered The Rhode Island School of Design, graduating three and a half years later with a degree in Fine Arts. And then I did not paint again for 30 years pursuing instead a livelihood in advertising and marketing.

While living in Los Angeles in the late 70’s I took up watercolors, a medium I had never studied. I was lucky enough to have two large one-man shows that helped jump start my reputation.

Retiring in 1999 my wife and I moved to the Oregon coast where I was influenced by such nationally known watercolorists as Katherine Davis and Jan Kunz. We traveled extensively and I have painted landscapes, marine scenes and architecture in Europe, Africa and Asia. We also have a long standing love affair with Montana where we have visited almost every year since 1980.

We moved to Gig Harbor, Washington in 2004 and I began to paint more Northwest landscapes and rekindled my love of boats and the water . I am  represented by the Waters Edge Gallery in Gig Harbor and the Gallatin River Gallery in Big Sky Montana. I am a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and have been juried into the two oldest professional painting groups in the United States -The Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters in Seattle, and The American Artists Professional League (aka The Salmagundi Club) in New York City. I am a past V.P. and Director of the Peninsula Art League in Gig Harbor.

I am very proud of the fact that over the past 5-7 years many of my paintings have received top prizes in many national and regional shows.

George G. Milliken