Working in acrylic and oil, George Wastle has painted close-ups of the Canadian landscape, European architecture, and scenes that hint at the spiritual realm. Using precise detail in his art, he plays with vibrant colour choices and lighting to express the mood of a piece. He is currently taking Continuing Studies in Art and Design Studio Skills at OCAD University.
For three years he was a member of Semaphore Flagship Gallery in Hamilton, and his work has also been displayed at McMaster Divinity College and Durham Art Gallery.
Symbolism and narrative often play significant roles in his art. He uses nature and landscapes as metaphors to convey strength, fragility and danger; visual devices such as a climber on a rock face, a desert scene and the top of a waterfall represent these themes. These images become a visual journal that viewers can enter into and identify with on a personal level.