As with most artistic people, George Angelini started drawing at an early age, trying to faithfully record his surroundings whether that meant a landscape, a ‘57 Chevy or his family members. His parents encouraged his interest, buying him endless collections of pencils, crayons, erasers and reams of paper. George started formal training in art by taking his first art class as a senior in high school. He impressed his teacher with his ability and earned accolades for his ability to draw within a solid composition. Earning a BFA from The Cooper Union in Manhattan, he was a successful, award-winning illustrator for nearly thirty years, working for every major ad agency and magazine publisher in the country. He retired from that to begin painting full time and has won major awards in that field as well. His current work has brought him full circle to why he loved art in the first place. That is trying to evoke a mood with his realism in a solid composition. He tries to let the viewer experience the same emotion that made him want to paint a certain scene or portrait. True happiness, he believes, comes from following the path that was meant for one to follow in this life and he believes that, after many years, he is finally back on that path. He is a Signature Member of The Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and a member of The Portrait Society of America.