First Posted: 1/31/2014
Those who enter the Earnshaw Gallery at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, throughout the month of February will be greeted by the natural landscapes in oil and acrylic by Laceyville artist George Schelling. The exhibit will be open whenever movies are shown or by appointment.
According to a Dietrich Theater news release, George Luther Schelling started his professional career in the mid fifties illustrating for advertising agencies in New Jersey. During his early twenties he was creating covers and story illustrations for the science fiction magazines. By 1963, his wildlife paintings were being exhibited by Abercrombie and Fitch and other galleries that specialized in wildlife art in New York City. Several successful one man shows followed.
One of Schelling’s interests was in painting the moods of scenes underwater with the aquatic creatures. Soon major magazine publishers such as Outdoor Life and Audubon spotted his work and he began doing commissions for them.
This expanded his career to calendar, print publishing and editorial work, as well as gallery shows. Many busy years followed. George’s subject matter ranges from hunting and fishing scenes, wildlife, rural settings, seascapes, old buildings and whatever else he imagines or finds interesting.
The exhibit includes five of Schelling’s paintings of Ruffed Grouse, Polar Bears, Killer Whales and Seals, Great White Shark and Whitetail Deer.
For information, call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.