George Houg moved to Lake County seven years ago from Willits. His daughter, son in law and grandchildren joined him at that time. George has been painting since his teens and began selling while in the Navy. He works exclusively in oils focusing on western, nautical and railroad themes of a bygone era. He entered his paintings at local art events and at the fair, but did not begin showing his art in galleries until his first show at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport. As a member of the Arts Council, George has assisted the gallery with hanging art for artists on ‘Hang Day’, adding lights to the front window, putting wheels on the heavy sign that the hostesses had to put outside & helping out whenever we need him. He was also part of the team that created the themed backdrop at Fritch Hall for the artist at the Lake County Fair George’s latest endeavor is coordinating artists for the monthly Art & Wine event at the Twin Pine Casino.