Cruising for a Change, 2014

October 25, 2014

On my birthday, an email invitation to join a Seabourn Cruise as a guest lecturer in less than a week landed in my inbox. We would rendezvous with the vessel in Israel before sailing through the Suez Canal and on to Jordan, Egypt and finally Oman. Knowing little about the entire region, except that they […]

Blue Roof Museum of Chengdu, Chengdu, CHINA 2014

September 26, 2014

We have just returned from the opening of an exhibition of artworks by ‘International Disabled Artists’ at the Blue Roof Museum in Chengdu, China. With two French, one Singaporean and two American artists in attendance, the works ranged from paintings through sculptures and into photography. It had been a decade since I’d met Dan Keplinger, […]

Trekking in Ladakh, 2014

August 4, 2014

What started out more than a year ago as a simple statement, “We should do something together” finally came to fruition as Paul (who broke his neck three years ago while cycling) and I (who contracted polio as a child) walked under a string of prayer flags fluttering in the wind in Ladakh, India. We […]

The Mekong Delta Way, Vietnam, 2014

March 10, 2014

The Mekong Delta is immense. But just outside of Saigon, with the assistance of a speedboat, one begins to absorb the pulse of Vietnam’s main artery. Leaving the town’s central pier, we pass countless shanties perched precariously on wooden stilts, lining the banks of tributaries to the Saigon River. Many made with just panels of […]

Portals & Passages II exhibition, Washington D.C. 2013

November 28, 2013

Event photos courtesy of SIF. Earlier this year, Angie and I embarked on a new direction and series of mixed media artworks where we engaged both of our strengths. Over a base of Angie’s selected photographs collaged onto an acrylic panel, we layered another panel of abstracted gestural strokes, colors and some text. The final […]

残障艺术家 Gregory Burns 2013上海作品展宣传片@玉佛禅寺 | Gregory Burns in Shang Hai 2017@Jade Buddha Temple

October 22, 2013

While doing research for his upcoming solo exhibition at the River South Art Center Shanghai China, Gregory visits and paints the famous Jade Buddha Temple surrounded by locals and monks. Blending into the scenery, he absorbs and expresses the mood and feeling of this sacred site.  

残障艺术家Gregory Burns 2013上海作品展宣传片@工作室 | Gregory Burns in Shang Hai 2007@Studio

October 22, 2013

Preparing paintings at the River South Art Center in the heart of Shanghai, Gregory splashes and presses paint deep into his canvases while entombed in this 100 year old go-down on the Pudong River. The man and the moment are captured in pixels and paint just days before the exhibition opens with much acclaim.  

Artist in Residence (Shangri La Tokyo), 2013

October 21, 2013

Touring the dynamic city of Tokyo, Gregory and Angie visit and paint in the temples and gardens of this inspired city. Later, they travel north to a small village that was destroyed by the tsunami and work (and play) with the local children while producing a large memory mural for their local museum.  

Artist in Residence Shangri La Maldives, 2013

October 21, 2013

Artist in Residence at Shangri-La Maldives thanks to the team of Jen Moesker Taking up residency again in this island paradise, Gregory and Angie dive deeply into the ocean and atmosphere in order to capture the essence of life above and below the sea. As in all his residencies, this stay includes art classes and […]

Artist in Residence (Alilia Soori Bali Indonesia), 2013

October 21, 2013

Artist in Residence at Alila Soori in Bali, Indonesia Far from the throngs of Kuta beach, Gregory and Angie set up base camp at this contemporary and chic resort smack on the beach before the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean. Exploring the local community and rice fields feeds Gregory’s imagery bank, which eventually finds […]

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