contemporary paintings

George Rowbottom was born in North Wales, educated in the North of England and grew up in London. He graduated with a 1st. class honours BA in Fine Art (Painting).

With two fellow graduates he pursued a career as a comedy writer and performer. The three were spotted and signed to a London management company (the same as Fleetwood Mac).

Over the next few years the act would write and voice a radio series for BBC North and take their ground-breaking, alternative comedy the length and breadth of Britain, sharing the stage with the likes of Roxy Music, Thin Lizzie, Curved Air and Humble Pie.

Life on stage lead to life in London and a new adventure as director of an animation studio based in an historic Thames-side wharf. Crunchy Frog Studios worked on TV projects and feature films for production companies in London, Paris and Los Angeles.

Through contacts made he was commissioned to paint murals for Elton John’s Rocket Records.