He used photography as a medium to capture the structure to be painted though he never translated these photographs directly into paintings. His first exhibition was done with Penwith Gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, in 1970 and he continued associating with this gallery for 15 years. In 1975, his paintings were a part of a three men show at the Orion Gallery, Penzance and had a solo exhibition at Galerie Schreiber in Basel, Switzerland.
A selection of Dannatt’s work is currently held by the London Gallery, Osborne Samuel located in Bruton Street. I won't be wrong to say that art played a major role in George Dannatt’s life till the very end.