Gregory Burns’ passion for art began as a boy growing up in Paris where he created comic strips and painted bottles of Beaujolais. During his first university art class he knew he had found his calling when confronted with the nude. He slipped into the fabric of Asia in 1984, concluding a cloistered existence painting the beauty of the California Dream. Setting sail for Taiwan he studied Chinese brush painting and calligraphy with local masters for two years.
With broken Mandarin and paintbrushes he began a summer backpacking trip overland through China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan, which stretched into a 16-month sojourn. While seeking out Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites, his artwork began referencing the different religious and architectural imagery of Asia.
Since completing his Master in Painting at the end of the last century, the intrepid traveler continues to cast a wide net in order to pull in a diverse collection of colors and imagery from which he tries to express the power of the human spirit searching for meaning and a sense of place.
Gregory has held 80 solo and group painting exhibitions in over a dozen countries since 1980 and has been the celebrated Artist-in-Residence at thirty 5-Star Resorts and venues since 1999. Gregory has published three books in English and Mandarin and has been featured on BBC, CNN, CNBC, ESPN, CNA, CCTV and in The AWSJ, Time Magazine and The China Daily. He is represented by the Tanya Baxter Gallery in London, the Tony Raka Gallery in Bali and the Yang Gallery in Singapore and Beijing.
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