Classically trained in printmaking and painting, etc, at City and Guilds, London, U.K. where he was awarded the rare Certificate of Exceptional Merit.
Says Burden: "In painting my job is to peel away the never ending layers that describe us. Like the archeologist, I use hard won skills. But what I uncover has been waiting – forever. I've been sharpening my skills by drawing, painting, or designing just about every day for the past forty years, or more."