George Elta Lamson credits
his 22-year military career (with the Marine Corps, Army and Air
Force) for extensive opportunities to live and travel throughout
the world. Experiencing parts of Europe, North Africa, the Middle
East, the Far East and the Caribbean has given him images that
daily influence his art.
After his military career, Mr Lamson studied
watercolor painting in the southwestern United States, printmaking
in Italy and received a Fine Arts Degree with concentration on
oil painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was
active in the art community of San Antonio where he owned an art
gallery, taught painting classes and supervised an arts and crafts
He spent five years as an arts and crafts director
in Misawa, Japan where he met his wife, Sharon Wylie who was teaching
for the Department of Defense. They moved to Okinawa where their
life revolved around school and art. George's art expressed his
special bond with the people and natural beauty of Okinawa.
The couple returned to San Antonio in
2002 where George divides his time between studio and plein air
painting. He is active with the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts,
Japanese-American Society, Outdoor Painters Society and the San
Antonio Watercolor Group.