Hello and welcome to my blog  I am Burke Wilford, and my studio is my sanctum It is the place where I think, create, and work  My medium is oil painting, which I took up as a pastime over ten years ago, never knowing that it would change my life  The journey as an artist leads down many varied avenues of discovery and I want you to feel free to join me while I explore all aspects of art creation, and hopefully encourage you to take up painting as well Some of the blogs will be about