George Gallo was born in 1956. He began painting at an early age and was especially attracted to landscapes as a way to express himself. He studied under the Russian master George Cherepov in Greenwich, Connecticut for three years. Gallo's approach is to paint outdoors en plein air no matter the size of the canvas and he considers the act of painting a performance. He is very much inspired by the works of Edward Redfield and Daniel Garber, both masters of the Pennsylvania Impressionist movement. Gallo is also a noted Hollywood director and screenwriter and has done such films as Midnight Run, Bad Boys, and Middle Men. He also wrote and directed, Local Color, a semi-autobiographical film based on the painting experiences of his youth. Gallo has had several one-man shows including three at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City and received numerous awards for both his painting and filmmaking. Gallo's work can be found in prominent collections around the world including the private collections of Robert DeNiro, Meg Ryan, Bruce Hornsby, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Mel Gibson.