Sunshine vibes for artist George Townley as LA gallery invites the Wyre illustrator to showcase his second exhibition

A Wyre artist who has been making his name Stateside is to showcase his second solo exhibition in LA next month.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 6:06 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 6:09 pm
Wyre artist George Townley
Wyre artist George Townley

Full-time illustrator George Townley from Poulton will present Sun Kissed at Gallery1988 in one of the Californian city’s most famous streets, Melrose Avenue.

It is a dream come true for the 24 year old, who now lives and works in London for record label NCS, which releases royalty-free electronic dance music.

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One of George's prints from the Sun Kissed exhibition, which will go on show at Gallery1988 in LA, California

Former Hodgson Academy pupil George, who enjoyed a six-month secondment in California studying at the University San Marcos, began recreating iconic landmarks in digital format as a hobby and “escapism” from working long hours.

The success of his first exhibition The Golden Hour at Gallery1988 last year led to bosses inviting him back to show his latest works from April 2.

He said: “I’m honoured to be returning to Gallery1988 for my second annual solo show

“There’ll be new exclusive pieces focusing on iconic locations in the city, as well as limited-edition variants of some of my most popular existing prints.

“It’s a smaller release than last year but it’s full of highly requested buildings that I’ve been wanting to work on for a while now and I’m really proud of how it’s turned out.”

George’s gallery of work is accessible to view on his website and his Instagram page.

Speaking on the themes behind the Sun Kissed artworks, he added: “With warm weather right around the corner, by April I think this show will be a great transition into a summer with more positive times ahead.”

For more on George’s Americana-inspired digital recreations, visit his page www.georgetownley.com