Bird In Hand Studio is artist Ren Burke....
With painting and drawing as my primary media, I also create fabricated metal sculptures as well as linoleum and woodblock prints. Regardless of the medium, a central theme is the natural world and animal life in particular. The rawness and honesty of nature is refreshing to me, filling me with a constant sense of wonder.
My paintings and murals are generally bright and colorful; my block prints bold and graphic. I render my animal subjects in a playful manner, some with an underlying current of drama and tension. This contradictory aspect alludes to the unpredictable essence of the wild and our place on the outside looking in.
I have been exhibiting my work around Colorado and nationally since 1998. In addition to my gallery work, I have also received numerous public art commissions. I am currently represented by Trimble Court Artisans in Fort Collins, CO.
1993 Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
BFA, painting concentration
2021 "River Flight" 82' long mural
2020 "Summer Song" patio barricades
2008-2021 Transformer Cabinet Project
2011-2020 Pianos About Town Project
2019 Funkwerks Brewery patio mural
2019 "Butterfly Project" donor artwork
2017 “Season Cycle” roundabout mural
2015 “Written In the Stars”, temporary art
2012 “The Species Project”, drawing exercise
Voyage Denver - online magazine; July 2020