Rain Forest Friendly
Copyright © 1998
GABBY ART GALLERY
||I am dedicating this site to my dear friend, my teacher, my
"brother", Sir George Gabb. Poet .. Playwright .. Author .. Painter
.. Teacher .. Woodcarver..Sculptor.
|George was and is always stretching the limits of his skills,
his medium his art and now his health. Artist Laureate of Belize
and knighted by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury in recognition for
his contributions to the field of art in the country of Belize.
||On my way to British Honduras in 1970 I chanced upon a magnificent
three foot ziricote carved shark in a dive shop in Los Angeles,
from that moment I knew I must meet this artist. Not too many months
afterwards our paths magically intertwined and have remained inseparably
|George allowed me into his studio, a mere shack, as he did hundreds
of others, local youngsters and foreigners alike, who were seeking
a means to express themselves. I still hear his words ," Bob, I
canít teach you to be an artist. You already are one. You just
have to let it come through."
After thirty plus years of chiseling, George has become extremely
allergic to wood dust. Even though an excellent painter his love
for carving drives him on.
Recently George was at a world wide poetry contest in Washington
D.C. He represented His country, Belize. A Second Place