Joe Burleson

Here Comes The Sun

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Joe has been a working professional illustrator since the age of 17. He graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His work has appeared on over 200 book covers and has been featured in advertising, magazines, on collector plates, and national TV over the past 40 years. Joe is beginning an adventure into gallery fine arts prints, as have many of his illustrator friends. His goal has always been for others to see what he sees. His desire is for them to ask “How did he do that, how was that done?” To Joe that is much more important than anyone liking his work for that is when he knows they are REALLY looking at his work.

“I was interested in my friends (Steve Gray) piece and found myself being asked to do a ‘Sun’ for mine. The challenge itself was quite inviting in itself. The ides of art on recycled metal is both unique and important to the environment.”Joe Burleson