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Artist D Brent Burkett


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I can’t ever remember not drawing.  My parents encouraged my brother and me with art lessons when I was seven.  Our teacher was Gracie Center.  Every Saturday her back porch in Bridgeport, Indiana, would contain 8 or 10 kids.  She was a good painter, a chain smoker whose legs would not work sometimes.  She’d sit on the floor and laugh at herself.  She taught us pastels first and after a year or so we’d get to move up using oils.  We’d work from Walter Foster books and Arizona Highways that smelled like pastel dust and paint.  Gracie died when I was in third grade.  I thought she was pretty old, but my mother told me she was 39.
 
I paint all kinds of subjects, whatever makes me look.
 
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