Meet Sam

S. D. Burston

Nationally recognized premier visual artist, Sam D. Burston

This native Atlantan perfected his artistic skills under the direction of Dr. Lee Ransaw, former director of the art department at Morris Brown College, Dr. Jenelsie Walden Holloway at Spelman College, Lev Mills, former professor of art at Clark Atlanta University, and current professor of the art at Spelman College, and studied at the Atlanta College of Art.  His choice of mediums include painting, printmaking and the use of mixed-media.

Many have termed the artist’s style of painting as the “stained glass effect”.  However, with his variety of styles, it is difficult to confine his talent. The most distinctive characteristic of his styling is the use of primary colors and bold line.  There are several artists that have influenced him including such masters as Charles White, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Matisse, Monet and an artist with whom he shares the same birth date, Pablo Picasso.

Sam was among five guest artists during the 2003 Designer Show House in Atlanta and has exhibited works in a variety of shows and festivals throughout the southeast including, The Apex Museum, The Arts Exchange and the Tifton Georgia Fine Arts Festival. In 2006 he was selected as guest designer artist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraiser.   Just recently he was featured in a one man show at the historic Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta, GA from January 1st thru March 1, 2009.  His motto is “Use your God given talent so that others may see its wonder.”

For more information and to view other works by the artist…

SDB Art Creations
P. O. Box 962107
Riverdale, Georgia, 30296

Phone : 678.427.4769

Email : burstons@bellsouth.net