Last Thursday, an artist I knew died. George Mihalcheon, a successful artist and my second-year painting instructor. He was a kind and generous man and I’ll miss him. I have a great story—how George came upon the style he was known for. He told me that he painted a landscape one day, and hated it so much, he took out a knife and cut the canvas to pieces. When he looked at the carnage, pieces of canvas lying on the floor, he noticed some interesting things as the pieces made kind of an energetic abstract on the floor, he got out some glue and made a new composition of the pieces. Creativty can come out of chaos, I’ve kept that story for twenty-five years as an inspiration to keep my head up to possibilities. We’ll miss you George.
Mar 22, 2011