Every piece of art Burrows creates is
naturally different, and it comes as no surprise that there
is a special story behind the creation of each one. After
many years of reacting to and anticipating the desires of
his customers, Burrows has established a process he feels
comfortable with, and his clients are happy about.
Working out of a historic carriage house in Baltimore and
sharing space with his Austin Healy 3000, Citroen Charleston,
and his race car, a Morgan 4/4, Burrows will work with the
customer to decide on the topic for the painting and then
agree on what the format is going to be.
"I really enjoy having variety not only in the topic
matter, but also in the format of the piece," says Burrows.
"It gives me a lot of flexibility with how I can approach
each project. In working on developing a concept with a customer,
I will try to get a feel not only for what they want to see
in the painting, but, where it will be shown. All these factors
go into deciding the look, size and feel of the final artwork."
After agreeing on a deadline with the customer, Burrows will
get to work on the first phase, creating a color sketch of
what the piece will look like. The sketch is the first opportunity
to see the result of two visions combined--that of Burrows,
and the customer. This gives both the artist and the customer
the opportunity to make changes if warranted while giving
the customer the feel for what the finished product will look
Once the customer is happy with the sketch, Burrows gets to
work on the actual piece, which generally takes about four
to six weeks to complete. Burrows keeps several pieces moving
forward at a time, something that he feels brings the best
out of him and produces the best results.