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Bringing Landscapes to Life

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Story by: VBT | Travel Writer


The summer season marks one of the most beautiful times to visit Italy and we at VBT thought it a great time to celebrate the work of artist and friend, George Rentz.

For over 20 years George has been drawing inspiration from still-life photographs and recreating them with water color and oil-based paints, infusing the landscapes with an affecting warmth and richness.  A long time VBT traveler, George was kind enough to lend VBT his talents, reinventing the premiere edition of our 2010 catalogue into his own, “Tuscan Poppies.”  We liked it so much that we put “Tuscan Poppies” on last year’s VBT Holiday card.  Take a moment to enjoy George’s unique perspective.  Perhaps he could render a still-life for you!


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