A native of Illinois, Shipperley studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Aurora University.
George Shipperley and his wife, Lois, opened the Henrich Art Gallery and Custom Frame Shop in Aurora, Illinois, which they ran successfully for 34 years before closing the operation in 2011.
“Imagination is what I rely on for freedom of expression. Many artists quite successfully initiate the process with references and preliminary sketches. I prefer allowing the paint to dictate what direction to follow because they rarely end up as originally intended. All that matters to me is originality, good composition, creative color harmony, and a feeling of expression. “How we paint, not what we paint is what really matters.”