Babbie's artistic interests began with her fascination with the outdoors as a child in New Jersey and early visits to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she encountered the work of de Kooning and Kandinsky.
During her years at the San Francisco Art Institute, she began experimenting, using rhythm and movement in the abstract rendering of natural forms which came about as an extension of her passion for music. Her mentor was a painting professor at SFAI, Julius Hatofsky, a great influence and supporter, they remained friends until his death in 2003. Other influences have been Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, and Cecily Brown.
Burrows lived and painted in the San Francisco Bay area for 20 years before moving to Bozeman, Montana, in search of a broader landscape and more space. Since that time, her primary inspiration has been rivers, rocks, logjams, boulder fields, mountains and the forces that shaped them.
Burrows' paintings have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in California and Montana. In addition to private residences, her work is in corporate collections in California, including Hewlett Packard and Merrill Lynch, and the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Mt.
2008-2009, MFA Program in Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts
1986 BFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
Creighton Block Gallery, Big Sky, Montana
Ecce Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Montana —Creighton Block, Big Sky, MT; Red Raven Art Gallery, Big Sky, MT; Botanica Fine Art, Bozeman, MT; Shack Up Design Studio, Bozeman, MT; Art in Montana, Ennis, MT; Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
San Francisco Bay Area — San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery; Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts; Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach
Merrill Lynch, Santa Barbara, California
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Montana
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Menlo Park, California
Botto Law Group, San Francisco, California
Mercury Capital Corporation, Palo Alto, California
James Marzo Design, San Francisco, California
Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, San Francisco, California
Hinshaw and Culbertson, San Francisco, California
Selected Solo Exhibitions
New Paintings, Ecce Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
Recent Paintings, Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky, Montana
New Paintings, Shack up Design Studio, Bozeman, Montana
River Paintings, Botanica Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana
New Work on Paper, Gallery 41, Sausalito, California
Civic Sights, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California
Paintings, Hewlett-Packard World Headquarters Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
Three Abstract Painters, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Keeping the Wild in the West, Royce Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Julius Hatofsky and Fellow Painters, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
Yerba Buena Gardens Gallery Walk, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
Homage, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) and Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, California
12 Painters in a White Space, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
On the Waterfront: 12 Women Artists of Hunter’s Point Shipyard, Kennedy Gallery, San Francisco, California
Babbie is a painter of abstract imagery inspired by the forms and energy of the natural environment.
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