The gate opens, the horses burst free, the crowd roars, the majestic muscular animals race down the stretch, you know you can win if only your horse stays in front ...Master Artist George Mamos strives to capture all the raw excitement of day at the races in his new series. Indeed, just one look at this brilliant collection of paintings and limited edition graphics and you'll agree- this series is a winner!
In Mamos' paintings the ordinary or commonplace is transformed into a higher reality creating a sense of greater importance. Emotions are an essential part of his design, while his mastery of the subject and diverse brushstrokes combine to make his canvases very powerful visual experiences.
Most of his work since 1995 consisted of figures, portraits and still life in oil. Early in his life he created a series of iconography which were exhibited at Lincoln Center.
Several years ago he was commissioned by the actor Telly Savalas to paint his portrait in oil, and more recently received a prestigious portrait commission of the Greek Archbishop of Canada.
He was commissioned and painted 2 portraits of the daughters of Danny Schiff (entrepreneur and owner of a NASCAR winning car) and his work “Plethora of Flowers” was selected by the Oil Painters of America for their past National Exhibition.
The owner of horse “Hard Spun” which ran in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes purchased a rendition of his horse painted by George Mamos.
He was named by The Artists Magazine as one of 2007 Best Artists. Three of his works were selected for the 2007 Raymar Art Competition
His works have recently adorned book covers published by Worth Publishing, and his paintings are owned by various collectors throughout the United States.