Scott Burdick

Scott Burdick

Scott Burdick was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1967 where his mother and father encouraged his interest in art early on. 

His ideas for paintings come from everywhere. "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 believes it is the job of the artist to recognize this when it happens, analyze why, and use his technical skills to convey the feeling to someone else. He notes that some paintings are as simple as stopping at the sight of something interesting, while others may take more time to research than to actually paint. 

Today, Scott and his wife, painter Susan Lyon, live in a rural area of North Carolina. Surrounded by forests and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, their house is a perfect resting place after the many trips they take throughout the world in search of subject matter to paint. "It's a wonderful thing being able to paint together all the time and grow as artists together," Scott says.

Burdick has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK and The Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Galleries representing his work include Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, Wilcox Gallery in Jackson, WY, and Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.