June Featured Artist: Burch Ward
June 1st - June 30th
From the age of nine, Burch grew up on the Central Coast surrounded by parents and siblings that shared their love of life through artistic expression. She was also blessed with a family history of artisans dating back many generations. From sculptors and silversmiths to costume designers and choreographers, she would join this legacy as a visual artist. Burch would show no boundaries for medium or modality, but rather reveal a lifetime commitment to ‘create’ that would span more than four decades.
Always challenging herself, Burch has been devoted to studying many forms and artists and has rendered pieces that range from abstract to impressionistic. Her extensive portfolio has impressed and delighted art lovers and gallery owners alike. Burch was honored in 2005 to be invited to the Turkish Contemporary Art Expo in Istanbul. In addition, she has caught the eye of commercial design firms like The Artline Group in New York City and a local interior decorator that paired her with world renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. This collaboration provided the Lido restaurant at the Dolphin Bay Inn with ‘one of a kind’ pieces that graced the space for over fifteen years.
Even though Burch’s personal art history has been varied, she finds the greatest joy in a style and technique she herself developed called ‘throwing’ that organically grew out of her love of and respect for the works of Jackson Pollock. Although her technique might imply a certain random quality, its precision is both subtle and powerful. Burch orchestrates a dance-like movement as she ‘throws’ her visions onto her horizontal canvases. This focused intensity creates pieces that are profoundly unique.
Free Art Showing
Gallery open daily 10:00am‑5:30pm