Artist Bio - Ian Burman
My formal eduction in visual art began with the study of drawing with Anne Newmarch at the South Australian School of Art
I went on to study drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture in the George Street Studios of Western Teachers College and at The South Australian School of Art, working with and coming under the influence, primarily, of Geoff Wilson and David Dallwitz.
I have also been influenced by the work of Jeffrey Smart, Edward Hopper, Ben Nicholson, William Scott and Richard Deibenkorn, amongst others.
I taught visual art in South Australian high schools and area schools and in the UK from the mid 1970s and maintained my own practice in drawing, painting and mixed media up until around 2000, exhibiting occasionally in group shows in Adelaide.
My work has found its way into private collections in Australia and overseas.
I returned to painting in 2015 and since then I have focused mainly on landscape (primarily buildings in landscape).
In 2016 I entered the Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition for the first time and won an award for "Afternoon Shadows, Price" and in 2018 "Old Shearing Sheds near Price" (since sold) was judged best painting in show.
My painting "Storm and Stubble" was selected in 2018 to be exhibited in the Finalists Exhibition of the Heysen Prize for Landscape and has also subsequently been sold.
In December 2018 I had a joint show ("Lightfilds") with my son Evan at the Moonta Gallery of the Arts. I showed a series of paintings and Evan showed a series of photographs selected from work he has done over the past 3 or so years.
My Artshow Awards