Chloé Marie Burk has been crafting and making art since a young age. Growing up in the countryside of France, riding horses in an artistic and artisan family, her work is inspired by her childhood—country living and a simple way of life.
After an education studying fashion in London and Paris and working for Christian Dior Couture alongside John Galliano for a couple of years, she dedicated herself to her first passion, painting.
Now living on a ranch in Geyser, Montana, where Charles M. Russell himself created some of his most beautiful and famous works, she sources her inspiration in the landscape that unfolds in front of her everyday—the magnificent Square Butte and its surroundings.
Founded on simplicity, Burk expresses her appreciation of nature and the Western landscape in detailed and colorful pictures. Especially attracted to the pioneer times and American history, Burk has been realizing her work’s purpose in keeping the Old West and its ways alive through her paintings.
Burk is a self-taught artist interested in depicting the old West with a folk eye and a modern touch. Her oil paintings are represented by the prestigious Parsons Gallery Of The West in Taos, New Mexico.