Oralie George Bio
Oralie was born in Peterborough, ON, and grew up in Alderville First Nation just an hour East of Toronto. Oralie has always been interested in art since a young age; heavily influenced, encouraged and supported by her rich Native American culture. Since young, She would enter every art contest, rock all her visual presentations in school, ace all her art classes, and win local art awards. She would start drawing portraits at age 12 and even start drawing on walls with her mom’s Yves Saint Laurent lipstick at age 2. Although Oralie has been dabbling in art her whole life, she always told herself not to make a career of it because we all heard time and again “ Artists Don’t Make Money”, which was a phrase the world hammered into her belief. So after high school, Oralie moved to Fort McMurray Alberta to pursue a business career. So driven, she forgot all about art and sadly didn’t pick up a paint brush or charcoal for the next 10 years.
Now, Oralie is on her 2nd year of her tattoo apprenticeship, creates custom artwork for clients from canvas paintings, to helmets & masks, doors, dirt bike panels, and shoes! Oralie will be continuing to guest spot and tattoo in Ontario and looking to do more visits far and in between as she progresses in her tattoo career. Oralie also has over 300 local and private paint parties under her belt which makes her a seasoned art instructor. Oralie currently places all her focus on her tattoo career, although, she has a registered business called OG Art in hopes to one day have all her ventures and acquired skills as services under one roof including paint parties, art lessons, custom art services, and of course tattoos.
OG Art has so far been a part of many volunteer and commissioned work for local communities and organizations where she has solely provided artistic projects and events for the Dr. Giggles House of Pain, Chestermere, AB - Haunted house; Cobourg Chemo Clinic, Cobourg, ON - over $8000.00 was funded; Awareness of Missing Indigenous Women- a painting event to support the cause; and an event for the Calgary Board of Education. Oralie also commissions paintings, drawings, murals, logos, designs etc. upon request. She loves new projects, challenges, and implementing new ideas derived from her influences, and experiences which leaves her in unbearably beautiful race with herself to explore all the different ways she can display them.
Oralie George is a self-taught artist, and received her Business Management Diploma in Fort McMurray, 2013. She had applied her business and artistic skills to create OG Art in April 2017 in Ontario, and to carry out her operation in both Ontario and Alberta and is looking forward to making OG Art an artistic outlet that everyone can go to and enjoy as well.