Profile: Scott Burdick
Iceburg Lake Oil
“I see painting as both a way of exploring the world and then as the vehicle of sharing those discoveries with others. I travel to find subjects to paint as much as paint so I can travel and expand my horizons. Through this unique language, one can say things that are impossible with words.” - Scott Burdick
Scott Burdick and his wife, artist Susan Lyon, have traveled extensively throughout the world. They have ventured from their rural home/studios in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to spend long painting trips in India, Africa, Mexico, Peru, China and France. Taking care to avoid the more visited tourist areas, they have trekked into rural villages and camped, allowing them a more intimate experience with native cultures and customs.
Scott was born in Chicago in 1967. His earliest encouragement as an artist came from his mother and father. Extensive time spent in the hospital and with casts and crutches became time to explore drawing and painting. He studied at the American Academy of Art and the Palette and Chisel Art Club, where he and Susan Lyon first met. Burdick also teaches and creates instructional videos.
The Himba Way Oil
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