VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS VIA VOLTZ CLARKE
Instead of your typical Valentine’s Day flowers which only last a few days, why not consider flowers that lasts forever like works of art from Voltz Clarke? I have been a longtime fan of Blair Voltz Clarke’s curated eye and the artists she represents including personal favorites Ann Sophie Staerk, Mark Boomershine, and Natasha Law (just to name a few!)
In Clarke’s own words, the 41 year-old Columbus, Georgia native has “worn many hats” in the art world, holding positions as Director of Galerie Timothy Tew in Atlanta and Exhibition Director at Sanford Smith & Associates in Manhattan. “Perhaps it is her unique combination of southern charm and New York savvy that has led to Clarke’s success,” comments collector Beth DeWoody. “She excels at connecting identities and ideas that wouldn’t have otherwise come together.”
Blair Clarke is a member of Art Table, Save Venice, Young Collectors of the Guggenheim and The Young Friends of the Louvre. She volunteers her free time with various non-profit arts organizations in addition to gallery hopping with her daughters Poppy and Georgina alongside her husband, Head of Sotheby’s European Furniture, Alistair Clarke.
The work of Christina Burch has been exhibited internationally and has been represented by Voltz Clarke, in New York City since 2000. Her work is held in major private collections, most notably the Mugrabi collection in New York. She has done special projects for Swarovski, Bazaar, Salvatore Ferragamo and others. Most recently her work has been on view at The Armory Show, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Philip de Pury, the Watermill Center in the Hamptons, and is listed on Artnet. Burch’s major artistic influences include Contemporary art, Italian art, Japanese aesthetics, and Tantric painting. Born in New York in 1972, Christina grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and began oil painting at age 8. She went on to receive a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 and was a participant in the RISD European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. She traveled extensively in Europe and Japan and completed her Masters in Painting at New York University in 1998. Years later, pursuing her interest in energy and the body, she studied Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Swedish Institute in New York from 2006-2009. The eastern view of energy and embodiment has been very influential in her recent works which contemplate the sensual, poetic dimension of figuration in painting. After fourteen years in New York City, Christina relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2008 where she currently lives and works.
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