About the Artist
Sarah Key Burton is a Northern Virginia based Digital Fine Artist. She studied Fine Art & Photography at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. where her love of alternative & experimental photographic processes began. While studying at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. Ms. Burton became interested with the concept of merging tradition with technology [painting with photography]. Painters and photographers have always derived inspiration from one another and most artists are interdisciplinary in their processes.

Having made the shift to digital photography in the early 90’s Ms. Burton experimented with digital image manipulation and pushing the boundaries. She would photograph or scan macro images, and then “push pixels” as if they were pastels or paint, adding textures and experimenting with multimedia techniques, photo transfers & substrates (papers & fabrics) to generate original and stirring visual pieces. Currently working on a variety of projects involving both photographic and mixed media Ms. Burton continues to walk the thin line between fine art and photography; encompassing historical references, techniques and vision. Ms. Burton continues to cultivate her artistic and technical education through self study, experimentation & workshops.

Her main influences have been early modern photographers and painters such as Georgia O’Keefe, Paul Klee, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Gertrude Käsebier, & Edward Steichen & Olivia Parker.

Ms. Burton’s professional career encompassed working in the photography & graphic arts industries locally where she met her husband of 20 years. Together they own and operate M&C Printing – Photography + Application Training where they photograph artist’s portfolios & print limited-edition fine art prints.

Ms. Burton may be reached
@ 703-598-2239 and via Facebook

Credit Due:
Ms. Burton would like to thank her husband Jeff and her son Devon for their assistance, support, patience & love.
And especially to Jeff, for his vast technical knowledge in digital printing.

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