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PEYTON THE ARTIST

West 25th Street, New York, NY
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In her candid oil self-portraits, Californian painter Peyton Burnett reflects on what it means to grow and evolve as a human being and the courage, fortitude, and perseverance that ensue. Once a victim of bullying throughout periods of her childhood and young adult years, Burnett saw her personal growth stifled and her creative voice silenced repeatedly. The period of introspection that followed produced works of raw sincerity; visual journals playing out the intensity of growing pains and the strengthening of her character, all to produce her mental strength and determination along the way.

Burnett’s artistic vision reached maturity in 2019, when she completed a residency in Venice, Italy, during the Biennale. Inspired by the works of the Renaissance Masters, she began a series titled The Story of Me, a collection of ten self-portraits documenting her journey of self-evolution and healing. In one of the earlier pieces, Voices in My Head, the artist lies on the ground in a fetal position, her hands pressed firmly on her ears, in an effort to block out the insults and profanities written all around her. Following the various stages of development, her quest attains peaceful resolution in Growing, Transforming, and Serenity. The artist remarks, “Today, my work reflects not only my perseverance and strength through those adverse times, but the courage to continue sharing those raw stages of growth that we all experience as humans.” Throughout the series and her current works, Burnett incorporates 23k gold foil sourced from Venice, in addition to oils, pigments, and spray paint.

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Voices In My Head, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 36” x 36” $3000 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
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The Overcomer, 2022 Oil paint, 23k gold foil, and natural pigments on canvas 72” x 48” x 1.5” $13000
Neglected, 2022 Oil paint, 23k gold foil, and natural pigments on canvas 72” x 72” x 2” $26000 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Burdened, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 26” $3000 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Growing, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 26” $3000
Naive Innocence, 2021 Oil, foil and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 26” $3000 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Transforming, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 25” $3000 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Serenity, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 26” $3000
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BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Tormented, 2021 Oil, foil, and natural pigments on watercolor paper 40” x 26” $3000
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My paintings focus on the theme of introspection, using the experiences of others as well as my own to dive deeper into the mental, emotional, and spiritual processes of growth.

I like to combine the styles of realism, abstraction, and expressionism utilizing mediums such as gold pigment, foil, oil paint, and spray paint to enhance the characteristics and emotions of the subjects that I paint. The 23k gold foil and pigment used in all of my paintings is sourced from Venice, Italy, “The City of Gold.” It is symbolic of the wealth and serenity that is found on the journey to self-understanding, while paying homage to the city that helped me find my voice as an artist.

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