About Cedar Eddy Studio
Richard and Sallie Burhans
A member of the 1951 graduating class of Bogota High School in New Jersey, Richard Burhans continued his education at the New York Phoenix School of Design, where he studied fine art and graduated magna cum laude in 1955. Afterward, Richard worked as a free lance magazine and book illustrator in New York City. His last commission prior to induction into the US Army was Hi Fi Music at Home’s memorial cover of maestro Auturo Toscanini. At the completion of his Army service, a business offer gave him the opportunity to remain in the Pacific Northwest, which he had come to love.
During his 30 year design career, Richard became a successful architectural and marine designer and his company, Burhans Design Associates, was well known in the industry for its award winning innovations. Throughout his industrial career Richard continued his study of art and produced many landscape, portrait and mural commissions. Shortly after his 1967 marriage to Sallie, they built their studio-residence near North Bend, WA. In 1994 with the help of his sister, Virginia Burhans Sturm, they published St. Nicholas and The Valley Beyond with Penguin USA.
At Home In North Bend
Active members of the Valley community, Richard and Sallie have lived along the North Fork Snoqualmie River at the foot of Mount Si over 40 years, while he has painted the people, the streams and rivers of the Snoqualmie Valley that he loves.
Locally, his work can be viewed at these locations:
King County Library, North Bend: “Characters from the Classics” Mural
Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club: “Opening Day” Mural
City of North Bend: “Centennial Mural”
City of North Bend: Architectural Entrance Screens
City of Snoqualmie: “History of Logging” Mural