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George Boorujy: “My wife Nicole has been friends with George for 10 or 15 years, and this is his portrait of a deer that we own. Everything he does has an environmental message, but it’s done in a really nice way. He does so much research into the animals he paints; he’ll go to Kenya just to study the wildlife. I’ve been to his studio and seen him working — there’s a lot of technique and time involved, which is part of why it appeals to me so much. I’m into minimalist art, too, but this moves me in a way that minimalist art doesn’t.”