A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

George Furbish

A native Rhode Islander, George has been a resident of southern New England for all of his life including four years of liberal arts education at Amherst College, where he continued developing his appreciation for fine art. Following service with the US Army, he embarked on a business career of 35 years, the majority of which he and his family spent living in Connecticut.  During those years, however, he maintained his lifelong interest in art and architecture.

While on business trips to major cities, he often took the opportunity to visit some of the country’s leading museums and art galleries, further enhancing his interest in art.  Upon retirement from his business career, and moving back to Rhode Island, George began to paint more seriously and embarked on a second career as an artist.  His primary focus is on landscapes and seascapes, drawing on his love of the coastal environment of the region.

“After spending many years working in an office setting with actuaries, accountants, finance officers, and risk managers, I find that painting offers me a challenging but pleasing contrast, and an opportunity to express my creativity in a totally different way.”

Beginning his art studies with classes in watercolor at the Newport Art Museum, he soon expanded into oil painting which seemed to better suit his temperament by providing an opportunity to fine tune and make adjustments in color, values, and composition.  He has studied with Richard Grosvenor, Thomas Deininger, David Barnes, and John MacGowan.  His art affiliations include The Newport Art Museum, Portsmouth Arts Guild, and the Wickford Art Association.

George is a member of the Spring Bull Gallery, an artist’s cooperative, located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, where his latest work may be seen. He has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions at Spring Bull Gallery, Wickford Art Association, and the Portsmouth Arts Guild.  His work is exhibited regularly in galleries throughout the region, including:

Arnold Art, in Newport
Jamestown Designs, in Jamestown
Picture This Gallery, in Wakefield
Rhode Island Picture Frame, in Warwick

His limited edition giclee prints are available in art galleries and print shops throughout the region.  They often depict some of the iconic scenes familiar to most Rhode Islanders.

  • Fields of Gold
  • Greenvale Vineyard
  • Late Day at Zeeks Creek
  • Paradise Farm Vista
  • Sakonnet Sunris III