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Bud

A painterly moment in time, depicting a mock advertisement, featuring a sun-splashed cyclist during late-afternoon light, racing towards the finish line.

© Allan Burch

Willie Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers

An acrylic painting of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Willie Parker, for the Upper Deck NFL Football Heroes collectable trading card series.

© Upper Deck Company

Baseball Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan

An acrylic painting of baseball great and former Texas Rangers pitcher, Nolan Ryan, for Major League Baseball upon his induction to the Hall of Fame.

© Allan Burch

Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears

An acrylic painting of former Chicago Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon, for the Upper Deck NFL Football Heroes collectable trading card series.

© Upper Deck Company

Belmont

A thundering stable of thoroughbreds race down the home stretch in a vibrant watercolor snapshot of raw power, action, and adrenalin.

© Allan Burch

Bruce Springsteen

A contemplative and classic portrait of singer, songwriter, and musical icon, Bruce Springsteen.

© Allan Burch

Lady Gaga

A stripped-down and texture-filled portrait of the musical superstar and global fashion-plate, Lady Gaga, reflecting her natural beauty and exposed vulnerability.

© Allan Burch

Barack Obama

A cover portrait of Barack Obama, commemorating the historic election of the first African-American President of the United States. He is surrounded by influential African-American leaders throughout history who have paved his way, including, Frederick Douglass, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and Mary McLeod Bethune.

© Allan Burch

Amy Winehouse

A thoughtful mixed media portrait of troubled singer, Amy Winehouse, reflecting not only her raw energy and beauty but also the fragility that connects us all as humans.

© Allan Burch

Fistful of Steel

An emotional charcoal and mixed media editorial drawing of the woman with a fierce tribal tattoo and piercing storytelling eyes.

© Allan Burch

The Adventures of Danny and the Dingo

This parody of classic Smokey and the Bandit movie posters advertises the new season of the wildly action-packed and unpredictable FUEL TV series, The Adventures of Danny and the Dingo, which takes the guys on a havoc-wrecking trek across Europe.

© Fuel TV

Ian Ziering's Birthday

Ian Ziering brought rich-kid thrill-seeker, Steve Sanders, to life in the 1990s primetime soap, Beverly Hills 90210. In celebration, the DJ team, The Captains of Industry, lace up their Cortez to pay homage to the decade that brought us not only Brenda, Dylan, Nat, and Steve, but also Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. This promotional calendar image represents March's featured holiday: Ian Ziering's Birthday.

© Allan Burch

National Aviation Day

Amidst Titanic-like carnage and strategic pop culture references, the DJ team, The Captains of Industry, raise a toast to the high life, denying the same from an unfortunate soul presuming to share in their good fortune, if not salvation. This promotional calendar image represents August's featured holiday: National Aviation Day.

© Allan Burch

Winter Solstice

In a fond farewell to the year, the DJ team, The Captains of Industry, see it out with Shaft-like cool and over-the-top style, paying homage to some of their favorite action movies while opposing forces battle for the Matterhorn, unless the resident Yeti have anything to say about it. This promotional calendar image represents December's featured holiday: Winter Solstice.

© Allan Burch

Happy New Year

Amidst the wrath of the Almightly and ensuing eternal chaos of a New Year's Eve bash of biblical proportions, the DJ team, The Captains of Industry, emerge victorious from the charred rubble, Baby New Year in-tow, leading the dawn of a new day.

© Allan Burch

John Elway

Portrait of John Elway, of the Denver Broncos, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Carl Crawford

Portrait of baseball player, Carl Crawford, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Bills vs Jets

Illustration for a story about the football game, pitting the Buffalo Bills vs the New York Jets, for Old Spice.

© Allan Burch

José Reyes

Portrait of baseball player, José Reyes, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Jim Thome

Portrait of baseball player, Jim Thome, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Tony Romo

Trading card illustration of NFL quaterback, Tony Romo, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Jorge Posada

Trading card illustration of MLB catcher, Jorge Posada, for The Upper Deck Company.

© Upper Deck Company

Robin Yount

Illustration of Hall-of-Famer, Robin Yount, for Major League Baseball.

© Upper Deck Company

Rajon Rondo

Illustration of NBA player, Rajon Rondo, for ESPN.

© Allan Burch

Kentucky Derby

Humorous depiction of DJs, The Captains of Industry, as they take their imaginary trip to the winner’s circle at the run for the roses. This was created as part of a promotional calendar for The Capts, for the month of May, and the Kentucky Derby.

© Allan Burch

Beck

Portrait of singer, songwriter, musician, Beck, for the Grammy Awards.

© Allan Burch

Mr. Becker

Magazine portrait of a professor for the University of Chicago.

© Allan Burch

The Business Principles of St. Ignatius

Applying the Ignatian Principles of leadership to the corporate world.

© Allan Burch

Dr. Münch

Portrait of a corporate CEO for a magazine article.

© Allan Burch

Pope Francis

Portrait of Pope Francis for a book cover.

© Allan Burch

Auto Memories

Memories and emotional connections people form with their childhood family cars.

© Allan Burch

Cathedral at the University at Alcalá de Henares

One of Spain's most important landmarks, the Cathedral is also an architectural influence on the University of San Diego. Illustration for their annual report.

© Allan Burch

Scientific Ethics

The controversy surrounding questionable ethical practices in the scientific community.

© Allan Burch

Iowa

A rural farm scape as a personal project.

© Allan Burch

Timna

Book cover illustration of Timna, Noah's daughter, in the story of Noah's Ark, from his child's perspective.

© Allan Burch

FUEL TV Guide

This homage to retro montage-illustrated television program guides is part of a promotional campaign for FUEL TV's network lineup, featuring the stars and wacky supporting characters that entertain viewers of this action sports-themed television channel.

© Allan Burch

Holding Hands

A nurse's compassion with a dying patient.

© Allan Burch

Illinois Wesleyan University

Painting to commemorate Illinois Wesleyan University's football stadium.

© Allan Burch

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Humorous depiction of DJs, The Captains of Industry, as they take their fictitious turn at the annual balloon gathering, for their promotional calendar.

© Allan Burch

Tennis

Portrait of a tennis player as a personal project.

© Allan Burch

Kyoto Protocol

Illustrating the climate change concept behind the Kyoto Protocol.

© Allan Burch

Missile Defense

Illustrating the concept of minimum deterrence -- deploying only the number of nuclear weapons needed to deter enemy aggression.

© Allan Burch

Peak Oil

Illustrating the concept of peak oil -- the point in which the maximum rate of extraction of oil is reached before terminal decline.

© Allan Burch

Moroccan Pillar

Editorial illustration from a story about two brothers' bicycling trip across Morocco.

© Allan Burch

The Wall

Editorial illustration from a story about two brothers' bicycling trip across Morocco.

© Allan Burch

Brian Grazer

Portrait of movie and television producer, Brian Grazer, for Hemispheres Magazine.

© Allan Burch

Arthur J. Simms

Portrait of Arthur J. Simms, for the southern California seakhouse that bears his name.

© Allan Burch

Orlando Cepeda

Portrait of Hall of Famer, Orlando Cepeda, of the San Francisco Giants, for Major League Baseball.

© Allan Burch

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins

Portrait of the lead singer for alt-rock band, Smashing Pumpkins.

© Allan Burch

Frederick Gates

Portrait of Rockefeller advisor and philanthropist, Frederick Gates, for University of Chicago.

© Allan Burch

Martin Katz

Portrait of Dean Martin Katz for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

© Allan Burch

Ray Charles

Portrait of Ray Charles for Ameristar Casinos.

© Allan Burch

Laurence Katz

Portrait of Professor Laurence Katz, for the University of Baltimore.

© Allan Burch

Michael Linnington

Portrait of Army Lt. Gen. Michael Linnington, Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, for History.net.

© Allan Burch

Natalie Merchant

Portrait of folk and pop musician, Natalie Merchant.

© Allan Burch

Hospital Vigil

An illustration for the book, Miniature Tales of Small Town Medicine. Its short stories weave tales of country doctors and their heartfelt compassion for extraordinary people.

© Allan Burch

Health Leader

A strong, woman-of-power cover portrait of Nancy M. Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, for HealthLeaders Magazine, commemorating her as one of their honorees in the health industry for the year.

© Allan Burch

Hillary Clinton

With a nod to Peter Paul Rubens' painting, 'Immaculate Conception,' Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are finding their religion in hopes of reaching a new voting segment.

© Allan Burch

Arrangement in Green

An emotional black and white charcoal portrait of a young man with a piercing gaze, awash with Rembrandt light.

© Allan Burch

Prince Hall

An editorial portrait of Prince Hall, an abolitionist, and African-American leader in Freemasonry during the 1700s and early-1800s.

© Allan Burch

1992

Illustration depicting iconic moments in 1992 pop culture for O. C. Tanner and FedEx.

© Allan Burch

Defense Chasm

The idealogical “chasm” between nations on the topic of nuclear defense; created for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

© Allan Burch

Global Curtain

What political decisions are really being made, on the global stage, behind the scenes; created for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

© Allan Burch

Auto Memories

The importance of cars when it comes to the memories of our lives.

© Allan Burch

Mt. Rushmore

Humorous depiction of DJs, The Captains of Industry, as they take their imagined places atop the historical monument. This was created as part of a promotional calendar for The Capts, for the month of February, and President’s Day.

© Allan Burch

Cross

An ornate Catholic cross, illustrated for the University of San Diego.

© Allan Burch

Pope John Paul II

Portrait of Pope John Paul II, for the University of San Diego

© Allan Burch

Columns

The story of a woman’s conflict between her academic pursuits and her nursing pursuits, for the University of Chicago.

© Allan Burch

Healing Hands

Lending a hand to the needy, in the spirit of compassion.

© Allan Burch

Inner Strength

The story of a physically-challenged man finding strength to overcome adversity and his own inner resentments.

© Allan Burch

Chief

Painterly portrait of a Native American.

© Allan Burch

Emma

Book cover for the story of an Amish woman raising her family after the death of her husband.

© Allan Burch

Mr. Pandit

One of a series of executive portraits for Bloomberg.

© Allan Burch

John Newton

Portrait of John Newton for a biographical book about his life story from slave ship captain to evangelical leader.

© Allan Burch

Minor Myers, Jr.

Official Presidential portrait of Mr. Myers, former President of Illinois Wesleyan University.

© Allan Burch

Wolf Woman

An emotional and expressively-textured fine art photo-illustration of a young woman, deep in contemplation.

© Allan Burch

Jersey Girl

A painterly portrait of a young woman in love, who doesn't mind being caught in the rain.

© Allan Burch

Plenty

An emotionally-charged portrait of a young woman, in a candid moment of vulnerability and raw emotion.

© Allan Burch

Manhattan

A fine art illustration, exploring textures, shapes, and light, as expressed through the behind-the-scenes body language of a beautiful young woman.

© Allan Burch

Witness

A shock of red bleeds through this monotone charcoal drawing, whose story explores mood and the personal reflection of a lovely young woman.

© Allan Burch

Sacajawea

Book cover illustration for a young adult book about the Lewis and Clark guide, Sacajawea.

© Allan Burch

Addiction

Illustrating the concept of addiction.

© Allan Burch

John Bogle

Editorial illustration of Vanguard Group founder, John Bogle.

© Allan Burch

Auto Nostalgia

Editorial illustration about the nostalgia we feel toward our first cars.

© Allan Burch

Billie Joe Armstrong

Portrait of Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer for the band, Green Day.

© Allan Burch

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Allan Burch

Represented by

Rhyne Represents
2443 S University Blvd
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Denver, CO 80210
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Biography

Melding visual influences that range from the Impressionist Masters to the eccentricities of pop culture, Allan Burch brings a colorful marriage of classic and contemporary to his art -- reflected in flowing textures, expressive color, and a clever approach to storytelling. Commissioned work includes leaders of industry, state, education, sport, and entertainment, including President Barack Obama, in commemoration of his historic election. His client list includes: Bloomberg Markets Magazine, The Boston Globe, McKinsey and Company, The Wall Street Journal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The University of Chicago, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Fuel TV, Major League Baseball, The Recording Academy, The Unocal Corporation, and The Upper Deck Company. Industry recognition includes: The New York Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine, Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Black & White, Charcoal, Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Painterly, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Texture, Watercolor, Decorative, Pattern, Film/Entertainment

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge, Urban