Rhonda C.R. Burton, Artist
Rhonda C.R. Burton, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, grew up in Los Angeles. She took classes and learned to paint at The Brentwood Art Center in Los Angeles and soon began teaching watercolor painting at the school. She was accepted into The National Watercolor Society, Women Painters West and several other groups. After becoming a divorced mother of two young children, she put her art career on hold. Following several decades in the corporate world, her reentry into art began with photography.
She found herself inspired by the natural world around her and chose to focus her camera on the flowers and plants she saw in her daily life. She printed her photographs on acrylic sheets backed with a brushed aluminum. This gave her work a very contemporary and textured look. In 2017, Rhonda's piece "Pink & Blue Succulent" was awarded the First Place prize in the Photo & Digital Category by the Pacific Art Guild in Los Angeles. She was also accepted as a finalist in both the Annual Skies Exhibition and the Leaves and Petals Fusion Art Exhibition.
Early in 2019, she joined The Brittany Davis Gallery in Ojai, CA. She has participated in a number of groups shows at the gallery and was a featured artist in September of that year. Her current photographs are now printed on archival fine art paper and hand embellished with colored pencil, mounted on painted wooden panels and covered with acrylic. She is also experimenting with adding various sizes of the same image set at different angles meant to reflect the growth of the plant.