CB Burroughs is best known for her unique use of color and texture. A former teacher and youngest in a family of artists, she was in her mid-30's when she embraced her artist-heart and took a short class in acrylics. Blessed with a teacher who gave her the courage to experiment and form her own style, her passion grew and led her to the world of scenic design where she was the owner and scenic painter for a theater set design company in Northern Virginia. Upon growing weary of the sheer physicality and temporary nature of set painting, Christine turned her attention to canvas and paper mache’ sculpture. Her art is a partnership between her love of color and texture and her sensitive, albeit feisty spirit. Favorite mediums include oil and cold wax, acrylics, paper clay, and pastels. The paint splattered CB lives in Virginia with her extremely patient husband and 2 very naughty dogs, Simon and Izzy. She is the very proud mother of 2 wonderful (and still slightly naughty) adult children.
Artist Statement: My approach to art is highly intuitive. I never restrict myself to one style or one medium but give myself permission to follow where my heart leads. While my pieces are often quite different from one another, they are united in their use of striking color combinations and textures. My years as a scenic painter taught me that surprising color choices and unexpected texture make a tremendous impact on the audience and that purposeful imperfection yields greater authenticity. I try to apply these lessons on canvas using highly saturated, unique color choices and perfectly-imperfect texture. My art is a celebration of both the beautiful parts of life and its messy imperfection and is highly influenced by my having been raised by precious ones who continually sought great joy even amidst great sadness.
Evening Street Studios LLC, features the artwork and writing of artist CB Burroughs and takes its name from her grandfather’s midwest home. Evening Street was a small but magical place filled with secret closets, cozy nooks, tree forts, ancient books and freedom. In his house, I discovered creativity amidst the simple life and it shaped me into the the artists I am today.