Charlie Burk, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, was a photorealist watercolor painter who left watercolors behind in 1999 in favor of painting in oil.
What Burk discovered during this transition is that his work started becoming more abstract. “The oil media made it possible for me to be spontaneous,” says Burk. “It liberated my mind to quickly shift further into the abstraction I longed to explore.”
A painter for more than 40 years who finds an endless source of inspiration in the world around him, Burk recently has been focusing on lush landscapes of grass. The viewer is treated to a ground level perspective on a small section of earth.
His latest show of grass paintings, “Journey in Abstraction,” opens on March 22 at Winterowd Fine Art. It features realistic depictions of grassy vistas.