Sharing a wall with Space Arts Center and within the same block as Rue de Mimo, Marz, and Camille DePredini is a gallery which exists because “chance and opportunity collide in perfect harmony.” Or so says art collector Dr. Michael Burgess who has partnered with artist Laurie Hendricks in a recently opened, shared space in South Pasadena.
Dr. Michael Burgess has spent 4 decades collecting oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and sculptures in varying styles and genres, and from many different centuries. As he travels the country and the world, Dr. Burgess says that he is “looking for regional artists and painters that inspire and tell a tale.”
The Burgess Collection shares space with the Laurie Hendricks Gallery. Hendricks says that her aim is “to provide a story, a respite, (and) a moment of solace” to those who view her art work. She creates what she calls “house portraits,” commissioned works, and also offers adult painting classes for all levels of experience, working from still life, a model, or plein air, and in watercolor or oil.
Image, top right: Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), Sunshine Creek, block print, 12″ x 18″