John Burrows, Newport Beach Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Following graduation from The Art Center College of Design, John Burrows began his successful career in interior design, and remains active in this field through Burrows Design located in Newport Beach, California.
For many years John painted for his own pleasure, and he still does to this day. In the mid-nineties John began to narrow his business portfolio to a select few commercial clients, allowing a shift to a deeper commitment to his painting. Now he devotes equal time to both passions, design and painting.
Through his art, John gives the viewer a sense of shared identity with subjects and scenes familiar to us all. John tends to paint using a larger format, as he is convinced that simplicity demands a broader canvas. By distancing us from details, John draws us deeper into his subjects using simple and impressionistic forms that convey a pleasing irony. In some pieces we feel a rushing yet fluid motion, while others welcome us to participate in their contemplative solitude. One patron commented that John’s paintings look like recalled memories.
Time permits John to share his work more often now, so if you see him at a show, stop by and say hello. You will find him to be as nearly engaging as his art. John lives in Newport Beach, California.