Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist. He works in numerous forms of media including charcoal, pen & ink, pastels, watercolor, and color pencil. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate has won awards and contests including Best of Show in several different art shows. He has worked and collaborated with numerous companies and organizations over the years through his 30-year company with his wife, Trina Slade-Burks, ATB Fine ArtGroup Inc. (ATB).
BEHIND THE ARTIST
Anthony has exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums, and events. He also utilizes his skills to encourage artistic youth and adults to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts. He has co-curated varies exhibitions including Continuum PB Arts Fair, Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition, Karibu and Boys II Men Art Expo just to name a few. These exhibitions have provided opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists and have exposed them to collectors who may not have had the opportunity otherwise.Over the last 20 years, he has also provided opportunities through arts education and artistic techniques to develop artistic skills in drawing and art appreciation.
My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherishimmensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as a subject, diversity isachieved byincorporating into my art,bright colors and abstract images. The goal is for the audience to be as free inviewing the work as I am in creating it.