George Dannatt's long and distinguished career as a chartered surveyor, music critic and artist was marked by skills of careful observation in the task to hand. His work is patient, analytical and exacting. He worked as a painter for over forty years, exhibiting since 1970. Harmony and balance are powerful imperatives for Dannatt's work. In his quiet and organised paintings one can sense a forceful measured control. His painting, The Art of Fugue, portrays stature and lyrical beauty through repetition and the graceful embellishment of core notes and phrases. His is an art of lyric understatement and logic.