Georgia received her formal art training with a concentration in painting and drawing, from the University of Buffalo in New York. Her informal training began at a much earlier age under the influence of her mother, Dorothy Stiefler. “ Mom was particularly drawn to traditional, fiber based art work. There was always a project or two in the works. All my life I watched and learned from her. Today I would describe my work as, rooted in fiber with a painterly execution that owes its success to the intersection of these two important influences ”.
Georgia and her husband Dave ( who is also an artist and designer of Rawhide Studio Jewelry) moved to Wyoming in 2009. The state's geology and landscapes became the source of her artistic inspiration as vast as the land itself. As a direct result of moving to Wyoming, Georgia developed an ecologically friendly method of using discarded clothing and household textiles she coined, "compressed fabric." She enjoys haunting thrift stores for just the right colors, textures and patterns for her work. "Sometimes the ugliest pieces of clothing are the perfect choice for what I am working on. When I check out I'm always tempted to tell the cashier, don't worry I'm not planning to wear this!"
Georgia has been working as a studio artist and workshop teacher for over 35 years. Her work has been shown across the United States and can be found in many private and corporate collections. To see more of her work please visit her personal website at GeorgiaRowswell.com