George Cavallo is a skilled photographer and fine art artist who has a passion for capturing the beauty of the world around him. He earned a certificate in photography from the University of Washington in 2021 and a degree in digital photography from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2013. He also studied web and print design at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2009.
Cavallo's work has been recognized with an Honorable Mention in portraiture at the 2021 International Photography Awards. He exhibited his work at the Seattle Espresso's Retro Photography Show in 2011 and at the A/NT Art gallery showing in Seattle in 2021-2022.
Cavallo's passion for art began at an early age, inspired by his visits to the Ringling Art Mansion in Sarasota, Florida. He pursued a career in the U.S. Coast Guard as a helicopter rescue swimmer for over two decades before retiring and returning to his childhood passion.
Cavallo's life took an unexpected turn when his younger brother committed fraud and implicated him in the scheme. Despite being on active military duty in a different state, he was sentenced to ten years in prison. While in prison, he found solace in the art room and experimented with unusual materials to create paintings and even wrote a novel.
Since his release from prison, Cavallo has been focused on creating cheerful, original art with an emotional connection to each piece. He describes his art as "ekpyrotic, born in fire." Cavallo is dedicated to pursuing his passion for art and is committed to covering that layer of his life with a fresh coat of paint.