Figurative artist, Scott Burdick,
was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. As a young boy he spent
a lot of time in the hospital in casts and on crutches and after
his mother introduced him to drawing the time passed much more
Scotts formal art training was received at the American
Academy of Art and at the Palette and Chisel Art club, both located
in Chicago. Scott met his wife, artist Sue Lyon, during this
time. He says Its a wonderful thing being able to
paint together all the time and grow as artists together.
Scott and his wife live in rural
North Carolina surrounded by forests and the foothills of the
Scott travels extensively throughout the word in search of subject
matter for his mostly figurative paintings. The diverse cultures,
costumes and customs he observes all offer a wide variety of
material for his work.
Scott says, 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.
Scotts work has been featured in articles in Southwest
Art, Art of the West, American Artist, Art Talk and many other
He is a member of the Palette and Chisel Art club, Oil Painters
of America and the Northwest Rendezvous group and participates
in the Masters of the West Exhibition at the Autry Museum in
"Waterhouse, Sorolla, Sargent,
N.C. Wyeth, Richard Schmid, are some of my favorites. There's
many more. My walls are just filled with prints and post cards
and things from magazines of artists I like."