Burton A. Woods

Website: http://www.spotonartgallery.com/collections/artist-burton-woods
Media: Visual Painting

A native Long Islander, Burton Woods’ realistic paintings are inspired by places that are slowly changing or disappearing: quiet, flower-bordered lanes, brick walks, weathered wooden buildings and boats, sandy beaches and wind-swept marshes, all touched and bathed with gentle luminosity. Mr. Woods, who lives not far from the harbor town of Port Jefferson where he grew up, captures the essence of Long Island and the New England shore in his pastels and oils, sketching on site and completing his work in his home studio. Burton studied under some of Long Island’s best artists including photo realist Dan Gilhooley and Illustrator Bob Barron. In the early 1970’s, he was commissioned to do an oil painting for the Supreme Court Building in Riverhead. Other commissions followed and today his work can be found in many private collections. He began exhibiting in the early 1990’s at the Clayton-Liberatore Gallery in Bridgehampton. Since then he has been showing regularly from Nantucket to Maryland. Burton Woods’ works have appeared in numerous galleries and museums including the Paul Mellon Art Center, Cliveden Carriage House Museum and the National Gallery in New York, among many others. An award-winning artist, Mr. Woods has been listed in the Who’s Who in American Art since 1995.