K.R. Burde has been painting scenes in and about New Jersey for over 50 years.
Burde has studied at The Art Students League and the New School and is a graduate of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, New Jersey City University, and holds an M.A. in Fine Arts from Montclair State University.
He currently teaches Graphic Design and Fine Arts at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ and was an Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Essex County College for 16 years, as well as a Teacher of Art in The Belleville, NJ School District for over 35 years. He also paints in other mediums and takes on commissioned work. Burde is an Associate Member of the National Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor Society,a member of the Monmouth County Art Council, the Belmar Arts Council and registered in the artist directory of the Newark Arts Council and the City Without Walls Gallery in Newark,NJ. He has had many exhibitions and is collections in NJ, NY, PA & FL.
"I enjoy the versatility that watercolor has as a painting medium. It affords me the opportunity to look at the world around me, and re-create it in a different perspective using splashes of color and value. The images I paint usually come from my day to day travels... sometimes powerful landscapes (like waterfalls), sometimes small, almost insignificant sights that attract my eye."