“Creating meaning from a random collection of natural objects requires seeing in a sensual way while at the same time imposing structure. This dance to create an object that holds a unique communication is the great joy of being a painter.”
Starting college at the University of Chicago, Burtt graduated from UC Berkeley.
She earned an MA in art from the University of Montana.
Her paintings have been included in a number of exhibitions in regional museums, most recently “California Art Club Paints Malibu” at the Weisman Museum at Pepperdine.
Burtt’s large commissioned paintings hang in major healing centers, including MD Anderson in Houston and Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center in Los Angeles.