An exhibition of original pastel paintings by local architect and artist George Wilson will be on display from March 1 through 31, 2017 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s opening reception on Friday March 3 from 5 to 7 pm, which is scheduled as part of Swarthmore’s First Friday. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibit, entitled “Reflections: Pastels of my Travels,” presents the work of Mr. Wilson, a Swarthmore resident for more than 20 years, who is the Managing Principal of MEYER Architects in Ardmore, and was the architect for the Swarthmore Borough Hall renovation in 1996. He is a founding member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, as well as being on their current Planning Board.
Mr. Wilson has been sketching and painting since the age of 8, and still draws every day in his role as Principal of a 60-person Architectural/Design firm. He describes himself as intrigued by the rich and penetrating colors of the pastel medium, which he has studied with Cape May County pastel artist Stan Sperlak over a number of years. He describes his work as reflecting the important places in his life, and has been particularly inspired by the South Jersey capes and wetlands. Mr. Wilson had a prior exhibit of his sketches at Swarthmore Borough Hall in 2010.