"Floral Expressions are series of collage paintings I created with my interest in floral subjects. This unique style introduces a 3-dimensional effect and a more definitive composition of color and texture. The elements are purely expressive delineation of the subjects. The various elements are formed from canvas painted with acrylic utilizing wash and dry brush techniques. Adhesion of the different elements to an especially painted canvas board is achieved by using Acrylic Gloss Medium Varnish. Cleaning the paintings are easily achieved by using a soft brush and a vacuum cleaner."
“Linear Expressions are paintings that reflect my true love of nature. They are sequence of abstract paintings expressing my feelings about different human activities. My subjects are inspired from nature (plants, flowers, etc.) and in creating them, I blend nature’s unique colors producing subtle vibration of lights and shadows. The textures are achieved through glazing and layered washed hues creating a 3D effect of brilliant and translucent colors.”
In 1980, Filipino award-winning artist George Guerrero Facelo enlisted in the US Navy instead of fulfilling a painting scholarship in France, which he was awarded from a National Art Competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Makati-North in the Philippines. Coming to America was a challenge and a change of career for the young artist. He dedicated his time and effort in fulfilling his military duties and has almost no time to creating art. Due to his determination and drive, he made time to improve and polish his art style, “Abstract Expressionism” in acrylic.
During his time at Boot Camp, he was easily spotted by his Company Commander with his talents and was assigned a daily task to write the Plan of the Day on a chalkboard for every co-recruit to read. He did sign paintings on some of the Regiment’s offices and since he was a flag bearer; he designed, painted, and carried the company’s “Hell Flag.” While assigned onboard a US Navy ship, his paintings were chosen to be permanently exhibited in the Navy Combat Art Museum in Washington DC. In 1983, he won First Prize and “Best of Show” in the USN Southern Pacific Regional Arts and Crafts Fair in San Diego.
In the mid 1990’s, he became more involved in his art, winning First Prize in the Poway Artist’s Guild Annual Art competition. He also won Third Prize and “Best of Show” in the St. Mark’s Methodist Church Annual Religious Art competitions. He earned special recognitions in various local art competitions and participated in art exhibitions throughout San Diego. George has exhibited his paintings since he was studying Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He was a member of Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach and Coronado Art Association in San Diego. After retiring from federal service in 2020, George continues to concentrate more in establishing his art career and in creating more art. He is currently spending more of his creative time at his studio in San Diego, California.