Much of the artwork that Burrows creates
can be described as a celebration of the automobile, its form,
its impact on our lives, and the meaning it brings.
Motoring is movement, and Burrows work captures that movement.
Even when his work features cars at rest, the passion for the
car and its potential can still give the impression of movement
in the beautiful shapes and colors of the subjects.
Burrows is simply inspired by cars, and sometimes finds himself
driven by a concept in his head, with his hands working to turn
the concept into reality.
"Whatever just grabs me I go with sometimes, and I never
know what's going to happen until it's done," says Burrows.
When working on these pieces, Burrows first job is to establish
a setting, and then he makes up a story or scene, and then sets
to work to capture that story.
In his never-ending love affair with the automobile, and in
his constant search for subject matter, Burrows frequently has
the opportunity to attend events that celebrate the automobile
at vintage race meetings or Concours D'Elegance around the country.
Burrows has been repeatedly invited to Lime Rock Park's famous
Vintage Festival, where he is commissioned to create an image
that becomes the focal point of the event. He also gets to spend
four days at the event to watch the races and to speed the weekend
meeting fellow enthusiasts, and gaining even more exposure to
some remarkable pieces of automotive history.
He has also been invited to show his work at Cranbrook, and
was the official artist for the 2003 Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegeance,
where he featured the beautiful Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Mille Miglia
Spider. Burrows will return in 2005 when the event will celebrate
the heritage of Ferrari and Porsche.