Missy Burton is a visual artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma who now resides in McKinney, Texas.
Missy is a multifaceted artist with experience in music, theatre and various entertainment spectrums who started working as a visual artist, a field that she is very passionate about in May of 2015.
Missy has extraordinary talent for capturing raw photos and transforming them into timeless pieces for display suitable for home, work or office. She is a butterfly gardener and enthusiast which explains why many of her photos capture the essence and many virtues of the butterfly and it’s natural habitat.
Missy has completed a series of art collections entitled, Butterfly, Where’s the Smoke and I am Woman. She will be holding several art exhibitions within the upcoming year that will center around these collections and her intended movements and aspirations for them.
Missy is a new and different type of visual artist in that she wants her artwork to ignite inspiration for change within the world and a sense of appreciation for the natural beauty of the Earth. Each of her works have been carefully contoured and designed to reflect some form of life meaning or to tell a story.
When she’s not in the studio crafting beautiful masterpieces, Missy is giving back to her local community by volunteering with the Dream Angels, Feeding America and Million Women Mentors Associations.
I use photography as the medium to express my interpretation of life, love & the world around us. I love working with color but I am particularly drawn to black & white images because the absence of color encourages the viewer to look beyond the obvious to explore the subliminal.
My inspiration mainly comes from my perception of social influences. Each one of my frozen timepieces begin with a simple raw snap shot from my digital camera. Suddenly, a vision erupts-sometimes fueled by personal inspiration and at other times fueled by pure imagination. I seize these opportunities to begin creating a new masterpiece.
I start by adjusting the lighting and experimenting with coloring. It isn't long before I find myself seamlessly molding the raw photo into a resonating piece of artwork that undeniably possesses the power to mesmerize its viewer. The final stage of creation involves the selection of the mounting which electrifies the dynamics of the artwork’s details and unleashes the beginning of an untold story.
I invite the viewer to approach my work with curiosity and be open to a strong connection with my images and the story behind them.
Where There's Smoke
I Am Woman