Nita Burge



Artists Statement

The first thing I try to determine before I start a painting is to answer the question, “ What is special about this?” or “Why is this capturing my attention?” Is it a thought or memory of the past or just seizing the moment of the present? Maybe the scene is telling a story of someone or something, typically, it is because I have a fascination with a person or people within a scene or just the subject itself.

People are ‘thought provoking’ to me. Who are they? What is their life about? Why am I drawn to them? I want to express the essence of the scene through my eyes and then give the viewer of the painting the same opportunity of the visual thought process of the scene.

Oil painting is my opportunity to portray the activities that have influenced my life’s, dance, theatre, home, travel and people. Entertainment.

By using expressive brush strokes, rich color palette selections and discerning choices of subject matter, my hope is to evoke a similar, alluring thought or emotion from the viewer of, “How fun or wonderful is that? How interesting to me! I love that too!”  

Artists Biography

Nita Perry Burge was born in Rome, Georgia and spent her childhood in Cartersville, Georgia until her family moved to Marietta, Georgia and now resides in Hiawassee, GA.

Having been raised in a musical family, Nita’s early years were immersed in singing and piano, as well as performing in and attending local concerts and plays. School and church music were also a large part of her life. She pursued a Voice Performance degree at Shorter College in Rome and Mercer University in Atlanta.

Nita has always enjoyed learning about and working with people. Having worked for many years in real estate and nursing she is returning to her passion for the world of the arts.

Nita enjoys expressing the influences of her life in her oil paintings. Her hope is to share her love of music, theatre, people and travel with others that share these passions.

Under instructor, Kristopher Meadows of Marietta, as well as Philomino Quinn, Margaret Dyer, Roger Dale Brown, Angela Nesbit and Marsha Savage, she is able to pursue the personal endeavor of capturing these subjects that have been of special interest in her life.

Selected Exhibitions


METRO MONTAGE IX  Marietta Cobb Museum Of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060 June 9-Sept 15, 2009
SPOTLIGHT ON ART Trinity School  

Atlanta Artist Center 2008 National Juried Exhibition
THE WORLD OF ART a Juried Exhibition by SCAA
Metro Montage VIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art located 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. The exhibit will take place July 12-Sept 13, 2008.
Trinity School's Spotlight on Art 2008 by invitation, Atlanta, GA AAC and Peachtree Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA  

20th National Juried Art Exhibition presented by the South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA
Art of the Golden Generation, a juried art exhibition, Kennesaw University and Marietta/Cobb Musuem of Art, Marietta, GA