Patricia Burson's show
"A New Leaf"

on April 8, 2011

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Patricia was born in Montclair New Jersey . She showed a love for art very early on, majored in art in high school, earned her BFA and continued graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University , Massachusetts College of Art, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts .  Her workshops with such notable artists as George Nick, Jack Beal & Sondra Freckleton, Janet Fish, Lois Tarlow, Michael Mazur; Robert Townsend, Joel Janowitz have nourished her artistic career.  Recently she was guest artist in residence at Asian University for Women in Bangladesh , and has enjoyed residency fellowships in India , Acadia National Park , Cape Cod National Seashore and I-Park.  She is in numerous national and international collections and exhibition history includes DeCordova Museum Corporate Lending Program;  Museum of Art , Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh , PA ; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington , DC ; Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA . 
From Bangladesh to Provincetown , Burson waits in the outdoors until something happens. The force of the wind, a sudden sound of movement captures her attention. Tree, dune, boulder are animated. She has her subject and begins to sketch or paint. “The eye absorbs and the hand is automatic,” she writes, “oblivious to time, spellbound, moving only to record the current running through me.” What runs through her emerges as energy and spirit given shape. Her trees are the embodiment of a life force, radiating energy, awakening sensation, kindling a power within the viewer.
“The tree, once the incidental in the background of her paintings, is now the portrait itself, the figure about to leap off the canvas, the one that engages our attention. Her dramatic perspective is from the ground up and she captures the essential point where trunk meets branches, neither showing the tree neither attached to the ground nor reaching an end point in the sky. Burson's trees exist free in space and yet are rooted stolid sentries, outsized in dimension and power. Burson paints them again and again, a tribe of giants, spirits among us to be revered.” – Ruth Rosner
Burson's work has been exhibited in Alcoa Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA, Attleboro Arts Museum, Danforth Museum, Duxbury Art Complex Museum The Elements, New York, NY, Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA., Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA.
Patricia has received a number of awards, including fellowships at Acadia National Park , I-Park Artists' Enclave, Vermont Studio Center , Utsav Mandir Foundation in Delhi , India , and most recently, a residency at the Asian University for Women Support Foundation.
Her work is in the collections of Ashland Coal Company; Appalacian Mountain Club, Boston, MA; Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV; DeCordova Corporate Collection, Federal Reserve Bank, Baltimore, MD; Goodwin Proctor, Boston, MA; Jasbir Sawhney & Assoc., New Delhi; Kanawha Banking and Trust, Charleston, WV; Shirish Patel,& Assoc Pvt Ltd., Mumbai, India; Utsav Mandir Foundation, Delhi, India; WGBH, Boston, MA; Sea Wind Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada, Massachusetts State College Building Authority, Boston, MA.

 

"Magnolia"
oil, 36"x48",
SOLD

 

"Schoodic"
oil, 60"x40"

 

"Cardigan Woods"
oil, 9"x12"

 

"Kedron Snow"
oil, 7"x5"

 

"Kedron Snow #6"
oil, 7"x5",
SOLD

 

"Carter"
oil, 7"x5"

 

"Cherry"
oil, 36"x48"

 

"Darmshala"
oil, 16"x24"

 

"Folly Tree"
oil, 6"x11"

 

"Estes"
oil, 18"x24"

 

"Folly Flowers"
oil, 20"x32"

 

"Folly Hill"
oil, 6"x13"

 

"Goat Head Soup"
oil, 18"x24"

 

"Kitty's Cottage"
oil,11"x17"

 

"Mt. Washington"
oil, 16"x20"

 

"Otter Pine"
oil, 16"x20"

 

"Otter Woods"
oil, 16"x20"

 

"Ponkopoag"
oil, 9"x12"

 

"Popple"
oil, 24"x30"

 

"Revels"
oil, 24"x30"

 

"Wangoo"
oil, 18"x24"

 

:"Appolo and Oreads"
oil, 9"x12"

 

"Bowl"
oil, 9"x12"

 

"Dryad, Naiad, Oread"
oil, 40"x60"

 

"Dune Study #10"
oil, 5"x7"

 

"Dune Study #31"
oil, 5"x7"

 

"Dune Study #32"
oil, 5"x7"

 

"Ipswich"
oil, 6"x11"

 

"Oreada amd Neptune"
oil, 9"x24"

 

"Peaked Hills"
oil, 36"x48"

 

"Truro Diptych"
oil, 12"x 36"

 

"Wellfleet"
oil, 12"x12"

 

"Schoodic Rocks"
oil, 16"x20"

 

"Charlos Rocks #1"
oil, 7"x5"

 

"Charlos Rocks #2"
oil, 5"x7"

 

"Charlos Rocks #3"
oil, 5"x7"

 

   

"Charlos"
oil, 20"x16"