Amy Burkman is a professional muralist, multi-media artist, animal lover, philanthropist, cancer survivor and seasoned live art entertainer. Her extensive art background includes works on industrial-scale murals, acrylic paint-on-canvas, street paintings, and faux finish.
As a commissioned artist, Amy maintains a comprehensive portfolio that includes personal portraits, pet portraits, landscape and realism pieces, as well as caricatures and abstract imagery. Although she takes pride in her personal artwork, commissioned pieces, and live art performances, above all she strives to utilize her creative passions to help others. Her travels to West Africa have inspired her to start the program “Educate Through Art” through which she completed numerous educational murals for the Senegalese and Malian communities with a focus on nutrition, pre- and post-natal health care, and various health-related topics.
In addition to the successful implementation of Educate Through Art, she witnessed first-hand the magnificence of sub-Saharan African fauna and developed a sincere appreciation and respect for the animals of the region. Upon her return home and inspired by her experiences abroad, she began performing speed art in support of endangered species. As a result, she has performed various educational and conservation-based speed paintings domestically, and internationally for audiences in Mexico, China and West Africa. Through her love of travel and philanthropy, she continues to seek opportunities to apply her knowledge, artistic abilities and interest in aiding the global conservation effort. Dedicating her creative energy to charitable causes fulfills her passion for humanitarian work, animal relief efforts, environmental conservation and education through creative communication.