From his childhood, Quanah began to draw and completed his first painting at the age of six. He now continues to paint in acrylics, watercolor, and pastels. Quanah began his professional career when he sold his first painting at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997, Quanah exhibited his work at the American Indian Exposition in Anadarko, Oklahoma, placing second with a drawing entitled "Wolfman Richard Poafpybitty." In 1998 Quanah again placed second, this time in painting, at the American Indian Exposition. He was also accepted into Red Earth for the 1998 and 1999 art show.
Quanah is the great, great grandson of Chief Quanah Parker, the last war chief of the Comanches. He is from the Kwahada Band (Antelope Eaters). He is a third generation artist. His maternal grandfather, Simmons Parker, was an artist and Fancy War Dancer. His paternal grandmother, Daisy (Tachaco) Waters, was an accomplished artist who painted, created leather works, and also beaded. His father, Ronald Burgess, is the artist who created the first Comanche Seal which is still used as the symbol of the Comanche Nation." taken from the artist's website