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The paintings, watercolors, and drawings by George Sanderson offer a warmth and familiarity that provide opportunities for reflection and contemplation that are rich in reverie and the enjoyment of the sensual qualities of people and places. Sanderson’s work is a direct link to the strong tradition of American painting since the late nineteenth century to authentically and unaffectedly capture one’s surroundings and to rejoice in the feel of the paint and the flow of color on canvas and paper. Without straying from his roots as a realist he boldly uses a palette filled with rustic umbers and sepia tones to vibrant cadmium reds and oranges. In all of his work he brings an honesty this is manifested in the depiction of recognizable locations and models posed in a relaxed and unpretentious manner.    -Andrew J. Svedlow Ph.D.

Solo Exhibitions

"New Work", Sanderson Studio, Boulder, (Upcoming)                                              2021

"New Work", Sanderson Studio, Boulder,                                                                  2015

"Holiday Art Show", Sanderson Studio, Boulder, December 7-21                             2012

"Italian Landscapes", US Embassy, Rome, June 26 - August 23                              2012

"Life in Art", Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of George Sanderson

                     Mariani Gallery, UNC Campus, Greeley, CO. Jan. 18 - Mar. 10           2012 

"New Works"  Gallery 821, Denver, George Sanderson and Sara Sanderson          2008

"Brushwork"  NCAR Gallery I, Boulder, Juried Solo Painting Exhibition                    2005



Group Exhibitions


311 Gallery, "Still Life", Raleigh, NC., May 1 through June 1                                2019

"POP Gallery", Boulder, CO                                                                         2018/2019   Best Nocturne

"Boulder Plein Air Festival", Rembrandt Yard Gallery                                  2018/2019 

"Western Spirit" Art Show and Sale, National Juried Exhibition

                    Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 1 Selection,                2014  People's Choice

Richeson 75: Figure/Portrait Competiion

                      International Juried Exhibition - 1 Finalist Selection and                 2012  Gallery Selection 

                     1 Merit Selection

"Western Spirit" Art Show and Sale, National Juried Exhibition

                    Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 1 Selection,                   

                     Participating "Quick Draw" Artist                                                      2012  Top Auctioned Oil

Denver Plein Air Exhibition, Golden Triangle Museum District

                     Denver Public Library, November 15 through December 31           2011 1st Sale of the Show

Richeson 75: Figure/Portrait Competiion, International Juried Exhibition             2010 Jack Richeson Gallery     

                     8 Merit and Gallery Selections                                                                   Purchase Award

"The Art of Landscape 2010" National Juried Exhibition

                     Topanga Canyon Inn - Art Gallery, Topanga, CA, 2 Selections       2010  Best in Show 

Richeson 75: Figure/Portrait Competition

                     International Juried Exhibition - 3 Merit Selections                           2009  Gallery Selection 

"Four Directions" Art Show and Sale, Multi-State Artist Invitational

                    Custer, South Dakota                                                                        2009  Top Sales in Painting

"Western Spirit" Art Show and Sale, National Juried Exhibition

                    Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 3 Selections,

                    Participating "Quick Draw" Artist                                                       2009  Top Auctioned Oil

"Art of Skiing" Invitational Exhibition, Gallery 821, Denver CO and

                    Nichols Gallery, Taos NM                                                                 2009

Manhattan Arts International: "The Healing Power of Art 2008" 

                    International Juried Exhibition                                                           2008  Honorable Mention

Richeson 75: Landscape/Seascape/Exteriors Competition

                    International Juried Exhibition - Three Merit Selections                   2008  Second Place Oil


"Life in Art" Gallery Guide                                                                                     2012
Western and Wildlife Art Magazine, "Four Directions Art Show" May-June         2009
"You Too Can Draw - A Guide to Drawing and Design"                                       1994
Western Horseman Magazine, Commercial Illustration                                       
Appaloosa News Magazine, Commercial Illustration

Teaching and Workshops

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

        Guest Lecturer, Art in Contemporary Society                                              2012 

Metro State University of Denver and Community College of Denver,

        Guest Lecturer, Perspective Concepts and Composition in Fine Art          2010-2012

"Weekends en Plein Aire" (Outdoor Workshops for Art Students)                      2004-2007

Front Range Community College (Painting, Figure Drawing, Design)               1995-2003

“You Too Can Draw”, ISID National Seminars for Interior Designers                 1994-1995

            “YTCD” chosen as the featured International Workshop, 1995