Robert Burridge is a full time contemporary painter and teaches combined media, collage and painting throughout France, Italy, Mexico, Central America, as well as the USA. As the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, a Signature Member of both the Philadelphia Water Color Society and the ISAP, his honors include the prestigious “Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts” and the Franklin Mint award. His paintings are featured in many art books and magazines, on Starbucks Coffee mugs, Pearl Vodka bottles, on eight commercial tapestries and his paintings are sold in galleries, cruise ships, corporate spaces, universities and embassies worldwide.
He is a popular lecturer and has written over one hundred articles in a wide variety of publications on creativity, inspiration, professionalism in the art world and related painting subjects. Another high point, Burridge was commissioned to recreate twelve of his large abstract canvases for the Hollywood movie “Dean Quixote,” produced by “Swingers” producer Victor Simpkins.
He has published two books: “Robert Burridge’s Loosen Up and Studio Notes” and “Hot Art Marketing: The Business of Selling your Art.” His newest DVD is “Abstract Florals from Loose Colorful Splatters.” Burridge’s country studio is located on eight acres overlooking California’s central coast in San Luis Obispo County.
Why is Making Art Important to Me?
I’ve always felt making art was something I just had to do. Painting pours out of me easier than any other skill. It always felt natural for me to draw, make things and do things with my hands. Crafts and models as a child, doing magic tricks as a teenager and inventing new products as a corporate designer. The underlying and connecting thread to all this was my “life long” preoccupation with making things better. Conceptual painting is important to me because it has always been there with me-- making art. I always felt safe to play with new ideas. I was the middle child of 5 boys so I suspect I was the overachiever getting attention. “Hey look at me!” I think, deep down, all artists are saying the same thing... “Hey, look at me!”
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