An update from artist Georgie

Date: 4th October 2021

Back in March, we met 16-year-old Georgie an aspiring artist who was just starting out creating her own paintings and had designed some cards to sell in celebration of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. Her Mum Ann tells us all about what Georgie has been up to since then.

“During lockdown, Georgie discovered a love of working with pastels to produce colourful paintings. To celebrate Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week in March she sold cards of her work and we were overwhelmed by the response. She sold 120 cards and donated £1 to Down’s Syndrome Scotland for every card sold.

Georgie creating one of her painting

After being featured on Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s Facebook page, she was approached by Ian Ramsey from Kaefer, a company that has partnered with Down’s Syndrome charities across the UK and Ireland for 2021, and Georgie was commissioned to produce four A2 posters for their office.

The cards and this commission were a huge boost to Georgie’s confidence as an artist and we were all delighted by the posters when they arrived.

Georgie’s art has continued to develop. She responds to landscape and nature and often says “Oh Wow!” when she comes across a lovely view. She draws inspiration from the Galloway countryside and loves the sea, the beaches, the woods and the night sky.

Georgie with a happy customer from Norway

Georgie enjoys using vibrant pastel colours and then applying a wet brush to turn the pastel into paint. The resulting paintings are full of life and energy and are wonderfully ‘free’.

These paintings and cards of her paintings are proving very popular, she has sold another three originals, two prints and numerous cards. She has also displayed some of her prints and originals in a local summerhouse gallery. She is always utterly delighted to meet and hand over her cards to her appreciative customers.

Her journey as a professional artist has well and truly started!”