Scott Burdick Charcoal Drawing.
Figurative artist, Scott Burdick, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He says he spent a lot of time in the hospital in casts and on crutches as a young boy and after his mother introduced him to drawing the time passed much more quickly. Scott’s formal art training was received at the American Academy of Art and at the Palette and Chisel Art club, both located in Chicago.
Scott met his wife, artist Sue Lyon, during this time. He says “It’s a wonderful thing being able to paint together all the time and grow as artists together.” Scott and his wife live in rural North Carolina surrounded by forests and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Scott travels extensively throughout the world in search of subject matter for his mostly figurative paintings. The diverse cultures, costumes and customs he observes all offer a wide variety of material for his work. “What makes a subject attractive to me are the same things that attract us all. The beauty of a young girl, the character of a weathered face, the solitude of a farm at sunset, or even the story itself behind someone or something that makes it interesting.” Scott says.
Scott’s work has been featured in articles in Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Artist, Art Talk and many other publications. He is a member of the Palette and Chisel Art club, Oil Painters of America and the Northwest Rendezvous group and participates in the Masters of the West Exhibition at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles.