The Burns exhibition, Recent Work, is a collection of paintings from 2014-15 created in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. “Each [painting] is an invention representing a moment in time, a fleeting time spent in a studio, a new beginning,” said Burns, who describes painting for him as a “desire” “calling,” and a “privilege.” He works to document experiences, relying on instinct and atmosphere. For him, these works reflect a sense of place, which is deeply rooted in American painting.
Burns teaches at Elizabethtown College and is a supervisor of art, world languages and music at Conestoga Valley School District. He holds an M.F.A. from Catholic University and has exhibited across the and abroad in Taiwan and Hungary.