Burke Wilford is an artist residing near Washington, D.C., whose paintings are layered with emotion and introspective themes that open the portals of the psyche.  His work is naturally interactive, as each viewer is quickly lost in thought and enthusiastic to describe what one sees when contemplating each canvas.

Largely self-taught, he moved into the realm of abstract expressionism in the last decade, building upon the seminal works of the creators of the movement with his own lyrical colors and forms.  By drawing on the works of these original masters, Wilford chooses the most universal and timeless elements from this genre and presents them with a new relevance.

His canvases are large in impact and form, reverberating with movement while balanced with refined brushwork and hidden detail.  Forms from nature – landscapes, flames, floral fields – are sensed within each composition, morphed into bold motifs and vistas.  This limitless supply of inspiration from nature continues to drive his work forward with new combinations of colors and archetypal themes.

Burke Wilford with #70

#46 – 2013

Burke is an outsider of the traditional art world, but his work suggests that the next generation of abstract expressionists have arrived.

The composition and tension created by the layers of images in Burke’s work, takes the imagination on a journey from The whisper of intimacy to feeling the winds drifting over alien worlds.

#20 – 2014

#43 -2013

“I strive to combine the combination of colors in the painting as to evoke a feeling of serenity and inspiration… ” ~ Burke Wilford

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