DescriptionOur family owns land on Lake Superior just outside the city of Ontaganon, MI. Along the sandy shore at the edge of the woods grows wild blueberries. I love to pick a small handful while on my morning walk and toss them into my pancakes for breakfast. My sister, Anne, named the property Blueberry Beach. When our family was camping at Blueberry beach I took a series of sunset photographs. These were later used when I discovered that I could draw. This is one of the first sunset over water paintings that I did. And it is still one of the best.I never will forget the oriental lady who purchased the original. She would just rub and stroke the glass as she admired the texture in the clouds and the waves in the water.Please consider hanging a piece of our family's history on your wall to enjoy every day.
George Burr, Ephraim, Wisconsin Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement “I measure my life not by the number of breaths that I take, but by the number of times my artwork takes your breath away.”
George Burr resurrected his high school art studies when he visited Door County at the age of 51. Picking up his pastels he discovered a talent within that had quietly matured over the years. Concentrating on pastel landscapes George’s brilliant use of color and texture captures and extends the vistas that surround us. The soft pastel pigment portrays nature with a soft beauty unique to the medium.
George works with archival soft pastels including Shmincke, Rembrandt, NuPastels, and Faber-Castell Polychromos. He works exclusively on acid free sanded papers such as Wallis and Sennelier La Carte Board. Often using his fingers to blend he combines a realistic approach with expressive colors to create breathtaking landscapes. Original Images vary in size from 5 X 7 to 24 X 36.
The George Burr Gallery is located in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. The address is 10325 Highway 42, Ephraim, WI.
Call me at 920-854-7877.
Consider adding a George Burr print to your collection today!