George Dombek

b. 1944, Paris, AR
Watercolor chose me in 1960. I’ve been stuck there ever since. I don’t want to control it. Watercolor is such a spontaneous reaction between pigment and water. That’s what makes it special.
Williamson County Barn with Weathervane
Williamson County Barn with Weathervane

George Dombek is recognized nationally for his mastery of watercolor. Trained as an architect and an artist, Dombek creates elegant minimalist compositions of barn exteriors and interiors, and close-ups of farm implements that are often reoriented into figurative gatherings. Dombek studies the barns, disassembling and reassembling them and capturing the play of light and shadow through the process. Throughout his practice he creates wholly unique structures, blurring the lines between reality and invention. Dombek consistently employs his sense of humor with the mechanical skills of an architect: discarded farm equipment waits eagerly behind the structure, trucks emerge from the bays, and wood and metal sneak away from their nails. Vintage equipment and other objects become elevated to whimsical characters engaged in conversation and play.

George Dombek lives and works at his home/studio outside of Fayetteville, AR. He received a B.Arch in Architecture and an MFA in Painting at the University of Arkansas, and taught architecture and art at universities in Arkansas, Ohio, Florida, Saudi Arabia, and Italy. Over a 40-year career he has generated a body of work included in over 800 corporate and private collections, and many museum collections, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Butler Museum, Youngstown, OH.

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Williamson County Barn with Weathervane
Williamson County Barn with Weathervane
Robertson County Barn with Farm Equipment
Robertson County Barn with Farm Equipment
Robertson County Barn with Peach Tree
Robertson County Barn with Peach Tree
Prussian Blue Flower
Prussian Blue Flower
Orange on Red
Orange on Red
Olive Green Grass
Olive Green Grass
Partners
Partners
Blades of Grass
Blades of Grass
County Barn
County Barn
Momma's Boy Daddy's Girl
Momma's Boy Daddy's Girl
Spring Grasses
Spring Grasses
WilliamsonCounty Barn with Cedar Tree
WilliamsonCounty Barn with Cedar Tree
Rutherford County Barn
Rutherford County Barn
Purple Flower with Blue Center
Purple Flower with Blue Center
Good Morning Sunshine
Good Morning Sunshine
Hole in One
Hole in One
Ozark Barn
Ozark Barn
Blue Flower with Purple Center
Blue Flower with Purple Center
Williamson County Barn with Weathervane
Williamson County Barn with Weathervane
watercolor on paper, 30x22
2020
Robertson County Barn with Farm Equipment
Robertson County Barn with Farm Equipment
watercolor on paper, 16x16
2020
Robertson County Barn with Peach Tree
Robertson County Barn with Peach Tree
watercolor on paper, 40x40
2020
Prussian Blue Flower
Prussian Blue Flower
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2019
Orange on Red
Orange on Red
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2019
Olive Green Grass
Olive Green Grass
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2018
Partners
Partners
watercolor on paper, 14x14
2018
Blades of Grass
Blades of Grass
watercolor on paper, 24x60
2017
County Barn
County Barn
watercolor on paper, 20x40
2017
Momma's Boy Daddy's Girl
Momma's Boy Daddy's Girl
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2017
Spring Grasses
Spring Grasses
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2017
WilliamsonCounty Barn with Cedar Tree
WilliamsonCounty Barn with Cedar Tree
watercolor on paper, 30x30
2017
Rutherford County Barn
Rutherford County Barn
watercolor on paper, 30x30
2017
Purple Flower with Blue Center
Purple Flower with Blue Center
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2016
Good Morning Sunshine
Good Morning Sunshine
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2016
Hole in One
Hole in One
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2016
Ozark Barn
Ozark Barn
watercolor on paper, 30x22
2016
Blue Flower with Purple Center
Blue Flower with Purple Center
watercolor on paper, 20x20
2015

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