George Haskell’s first artistic love has always been landscape painting. In particular, Yosemite. He has always been captivated by the grandeur of Yosemite Valley season by season, scene by scene and moment by moment. It is never the same valley twice. Capturing and interpreting the moods of the valley has always a challenge and deeply inspiring. Since retiring from a career teaching special education has focused on creating paintings that evoke a feeling of the time place and season for the observer.
George Haskell first enjoyed oil painting since he took semi-independent painting in college during the seventies. He has worked for the past ten years to sharpen his skills. During much of this time the main influence on his approach to painting has been the use of color, often emphasized, evoking a feeling in the observer has been a primary consideration.
George lives just outside Murphys on the top of Treasure Mountain with his wife Patricia, cats, horses, a parrot, a dog and two corgis.