Connie Towns Burr
Newsletter: March 28 – April 10, 2018
Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I have been painting watercolors now for over thirty years and have been selling my work as a full-time professional artist for over fifteen years. I love watercolors because of the freedom and fluidity that it offers me. My work over the years has evolved into what has been described as ethereal, light-infused and therapeutic. Currently my husband and I own and operate the Towns Burr Gallery in Burbank. CA
How did you first become interested in art?
I grew up in a large family and it was easy to get lost in the shuffle. So when I was around seven years old I decided one day that I would take up drawing. There were beautiful woods near where I lived and I found myself going out and sketching for hours.
How do you think art can enrich our community, and what are some ways people can become engaged with art in Burbank?
I ascribe to the saying “the earth without art is eh.” Art is something that can bring people together and help us appreciate others points of view. Art promotes diversity of culture, reflects the values of the community and can increase the local economy by bringing in tourism. People can get engaged in the Burbank art scene by visiting local galleries and attending their opening receptions.There they will be able to meet the artists and learn more about their work and thought processes.
If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
Remember that art is everywhere you just need to be open to seeing it.