Geoff Sargeant Gallery
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Geoff Sargeant was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1944 and studied architecture and interior design. As a practicing architect he has specialized in design and has had buildings published in professional magazines.
Since 1991 Geoff has been working as a professional artist in the medium of colored pencil on fine rag papers. He has held four solo exhibitions in Melbourne and five group shows as well as receiving many awards for his work.
In addition to being a member of the Color Pencil Society of America and District Chapter 210 he is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists where he has received awards for his color pencil paintings.
Geoff works on 300 GSM Fabriano Artistico or Arches Cold Press Paper, preferring a good “tooth” for applying color. The pictures are set up in sepia pencil then color is applied with the techniques of layering, burnishing, incising and scraffito (no solvents are used). His lifelong passion for photography has meant that this art form plays a key role in the creative process assisting in subject selection, composition, color and especially light. His drawings however, are always more luminous than any photograph can be.
In this age of visual bombardment from the media it is a meditative joy to spend extended time with one image. There is so much to see once you really start looking. I hope this joy is passed on to the viewer via the painting.
Geoff’s website is www.geoffsargeantartist.com
You can reach Geoff at firstname.lastname@example.org