Robert John Burton Profile
Robert John Burton trained as a painter at the Queensland College of Fine Arts from which he graduated with Honours in 1987 under Dr Pat Hoffie. This was built on previous involvement with several small art groups. After graduation, Burton moved to Townsville and established a career in ceramics and painting. His artwork is idiosyncratic resulting in an eclectic and fast-paced style which has been noted through many articles, collections, and past regular exhibitions. In 1999, he was presented with the TCC Visual Arts Award because of his extensive community involvement including various TCC projects as a sponsored artist, and participation in World Expo 88, the Australian Bicentennial Travelling Exhibition, and contribution to Out of the North Travelling Exhibition, (1989 to 1991) reaching 17 Regional Art Galleries in Eastern Australia including Tasmania, curated by the ANG. In 2011, he was a RADF Grant recipient to create art workshops for disadvantaged adults. Training as a secondary humanities teacher enabled him to move on from the northern flood event of 2019 which inundated his studio. After teaching, Burton returned to fulltime painting and uses his YouTube channel for advocacy on Autism Spectrum Disorder and uploads daily fast-painting demonstrations. Nature is his art school now and considers whether art is challenging or interesting. The beauty of nature is threatened and therefore an insistent reminder of our common universal being.
ART ON YOUTUBE:
Channel link: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9X7JoomLBRjQ_fWrwk7qaQ
Robert John Burton ARTIST BLOG: https://robertjohnburton.com