George Aldrete paintings are landscape and seascape tributes to the beauty in nature. He paints majestic settings inspired by the great outdoors. The moods range from the peaceful solitude of an ocean and mountain paradise, the blazing passion of the heated desert, to the lively exuberance of nature in bloom.
It didn’t take long for George Aldrete to discover the allure of art and the role it plays in cultures around the world. As a youth he developed a love of art and his artistic abilities dominated his world.
He began his career in Los Angeles as a graphic artist and clothing designer. Aldrete was very involved in the diving industry and created a series of well-known mermaid pen and ink illustrations, known as “The Ocean Dance Collection”. This unique collection is still recognized today. He established an interior design company, which specialized in creating environments and murals for residential and commercial properties.
Devoted to self study, and the study of the Old Masters, Aldrete took his first of many trips to Italy. There he studied the art of Buon Fresco and ancient painting method which he began incorporating into his mural treatments. The captivation gained from those studies encouraged him to set his priorities to pursue his love for the arts full time, and he began focusing on painting and sculpting.
His love for the mountains, desert and sea influenced him to make the California Coast and the Big Island of Hawaii his home and studio. Aldrete divides his time between California and the Hawaiian Islands where he gains his inspiration to paint the beauty of land and sea.
Aldrete works with oil on canvas to create unique paintings which are warm and dramatic with vibrant color, exquisite detail and a wonderful combination of realism, memory and imagination. His popular Floral Tree Landscapes, Koi Series, Desert Series and other works are found in many private collections and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally.