Swiss artist will be displaying her artwork at Eagle Library
EAGLE — During the month of April, Vail Valley Art Guild artist Rosmarie Burki will exhibit her artwork at the Eagle Public Library, located at 600 Broadway in Eagle. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eagle Library.
Originally from Bern, Switzerland, Burki has had a lifelong interest in music and art. She started her oil painting career in Toronto with a vibrant depiction of an ancient warrior, which won first prize in an art contest. From Toronto, she moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was very successful in creating sea shell art.
Triple Loading Technique
During a cross-country move from Texas to Sacramento, California, Burki and her family first stopped in Vail and never left. Her love of mountain landscapes and wildflowers is depicted in her oil paintings and in her hand-painted glass art objects. The “Enzian,” a vibrant blue wildflower found in the Swiss Alps, is a frequent motif. Burki uses a triple loading technique when painting with acrylic and on glass. This technique involves loading three paint colors on the brush and at once completing a painting one stroke at a time.
Burki is a member of the Western Colorado Society of Decorative Artists and has participated in many workshops in Grand Junction. She also joined the Society of Decorative Painters and participated in workshops in Las Vegas and other areas of the country. During the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo, many of her paintings and glassware were awarded ribbons. Recent paintings include very detailed depictions of birds and she is also working on large-scale floral themes.
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