This year, dk Gallery artist Susan Easton Burns will be the 2015 50th Atlanta Steeplechase artist with her piece titled Fire. Susan also had the privilege of being named the official 140th Kentucky Derby artist in 2014.
The painting Fire was begun several months before the official commission in order for Susan Easton Burns to have the opportunity to paint freely and express personal and meaningful emotion through her work. The colors themselves are the emotion of the piece, connecting man and nature as one. The piece also portrays the risk and unknown of a race, where anything can change in a split second. The close, personal connection between man and nature is seen through her work as well as the steady stream of communication among the two. The Atlanta Steeplechase experience brings together an entire audience into one moment, representing a together than all humans strive for. dk Gallery artist Susan Easton Burns believes that The Atlanta Steeplechase is a positive experience that keeps us connected to nature, each other, and the unknown.
Currently, dk Gallery artist Susan Easton Burns is having her first museum exhibition at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA. The exhibit runs through March 15, 2015 where there will be a closing reception from 2-4 pm. Susan Easton Burns has a work titled Purple Heart in the permanent collection of the Booth Western Art Museum. Susan Easton Burns enjoys taking people to the world-class museum and experiencing the quaint town of Cartersville.
As a contemporary artist, Susan Easton Burns’ vibrant work is greatly inspired by LeRoy Neiman as well as Jackson Pollock. Susan’s love for animals and nature has influenced her art with horses being the primary subject matter in her paintings. Early in her career, she began showing her work at small shows around the Atlanta area. Susan Easton Burns was soon noticed by dk Gallery in historical Marietta, Georgia and was one of the first to join the gallery as a featured artist in 2008. Her art has been increasingly sought after in the contemporary art market and represent a fresh and unique perspective. Susan Easton Burn’s work now apart of numerous private collections and has also been featured in publications such as the Marietta Daily Journal, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, The Atlantan, the American Art Collector and many more.
As an artist, Susan Easton Burns feels that she has a responsibility to make sure art is in a respectable place and that it is used to help others. She also believes that our job as humans is to elevate others and to make the world a better place through art. Susan is grateful and excited that she has the continuing opportunity and ability to express herself through paining. She also supports Bert’s Big Adventure, the charity that the Atlanta Steeplechase represents in 2015.
Look for our upcoming show May 1, 2015 from 5-9pm at dk Gallery with Susan Easton Burns and daughter Julia Burns, titled “Walk On.”