John's recent work is a portfolio of the Newport seacoast, paintings for a new gallery in Newport RI. Following this is work done on the Mid-Atlantic seacoast to the Jersey Shore for newer galleries in Philadelphia and Morehead City NC. The seacoast continues to be a big attraction for John. 'When I'm painting a place, I'm there, any time of the day. I'm a lucky man.'
Reviews of John's work have consistently made the same observations: his compositions are powerful and compelling, combining strong graphic design with a painterly light and atmospheric quality. They command your attention across a room and take you to a special place. Referring to a Burk painting he owns, a collector once said, 'When I need to unwind after a day at work, I walk right into those woods.'