We are pleased to present a collection of paintings by John Burman on display in our reception gallery.
John Burman was born near Ipswich in 1936 and is mostly self-taught although he spent a year part-time at Valetta Art College, Malta.
John Burman concentrated on landscapes with a special interest in East Anglia and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1961-1974. Over the years, he has gradually changed from mainly painting landscapes to creating still life, often including flowers, with clear cut shapes and strong, cool colours. He also exhibited at the New English Art Club; Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour.
As with many artists, art is a way of life for John Burman, the urge to interpret light on landscape and changing weather moods has been a constant challenge for 50 years or more. For John Burman making art is to do with searching for union and communication with nature, so that nature is the object of art rather than depicting it. Art is a harmony parallel to nature.
Collections holding his works include Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Museum of Fine Art, Valetta.