Anr Desiree Burford's Art - Revisiting her Captivating Art

Forty years of originals - watercolors, acrylics, ink

Anr Desiree's Art

Anr Desiree Burford was born in Eston, Saskatchewan on November 15th 1921 – and passed in 2001. She was a Canadian painter, registered nurse, mother of six and loved painting.
Life and Work: Anr Desiree was a major influence and taught painting to her daughter Della Burford. They did paintings inspired by the Elements of Water, Ice, Plants, Fire and Galaxies. This photo below is when they had a show together in Edmonton at the Centennial Library for the Celebrating the Environmenta performance by Maria Formolo Dance.
Desiree was working with acrylics as a medium in the 1960’s. She moved from Landscapes, Still Life’s to Abstract Colorism. She studied with many noted artists including Jock De Tonnacour and Shadbolt. She showed in the Celebration of Woman in the Arts and had many one woman , duo and group shows. She was Chair of the Edmonton Branch of the Federation of Canadian Artists from 1985 – 86.
Her art is flamboyant in color and shows the influence of the many countries where she travelled. The vibrancy and life in her art was shared by many doctors, care givers at the Cross Cancer Clinic and collectors in the later stage of her life. She painted for 40 years, and is known as an Abstract Colorist.