Hello there! I’m Danielle Burch… painter, pastel artist, teacher, illustrator, organizer, runner extraordinaire… NOT. I really do all those things, and then some, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m just an artist who would like to make a career doing what I love. I finished my Master of Fine Arts degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2016. Before that, I attended Brevard College (go Tornadoes!), where I played soccer, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and Art Education K-12 Teaching License.
I am a Christian artist and my faith definitely affects everything I do, in the studio and out. My most recent body of work, Kataklysmos, is a study of the book of Revelation from the Bible. I’ve researched the texts, concordances, and used various websites and other sources to create an artistic impression of what I understand John’s visions to look like. As an artist, remaining photographically true to what I see is not always of the utmost importance, and that is evident in Kataklysmos. Rather, I think the most important thing is to remain true to who I am as an artist and person, and help the obscure vision in my head (scary place that I don’t suggest anyone visit!) come true in a way that connects with my viewers. I also love reading and writing, so the research aspect of Art making is very important to me, so being able to incorporate that into Kataklysmos was a LOT of fun, and I can’t wait to do more work in that style!
I’m also a runner and a bit of a fitness/health freak. I haven’t always been that way, but I’ve learned through a lot of trial and error, and am excited to share the perks of a healthy lifestyle with interested learners. I’m currently training for my first 50K, and have a few marathons under my belt.
As far as my Artistic career goes, I’m open to commissions, questions, sales, lessons, etc. I’m also very interested in curation and gallery/museum work, but am still learning more. I hope to one day have my own gallery (maybe with a coffee shop, too) or work as a curator of an established Art Museum. Regardless, the goal is sharing the Arts and inspiring a love for the Arts that our society so desperately needs. AND LEARNING… always learning. I don’t think I’ll ever be an expert at anything, but if I do what I love and love what I do, I will be happy, and that is what truly matters. God will take care of the rest! 🙂