Paintings by Randy Burns

Paintings by Randy Burns

"Art is a lie that tells the truth." Picasso

An artist should paint what inspires him and should have the freedom to do so by any medium he chooses without any pressure. I love paint, brushes, canvases and everything that goes with it. My work goes from landscapes, plants, self-portraits, sock monkeys, seasons (I LOVE snow) and clouds, those big puffy clouds that look like piles of cream potatoes. Recently I have enjoyed working on a snow and moon series. I do not work from photographs, but choose to paint from imagination. For me that works and is fun to see what comes out in the process. When I decide to paint something the image is already formed totally in my mind's eye. I add this here since it is a popular question among non painters. You can read a lot into an artist from what they create. Although, I have had formal training in art, I consider myself self-taught and have been painting all my life. 'Art is a lie that tells the truth' (Picasso).

I consider myself self-taught. I attained his BFA from the University of Tn. Painting for me began at an early age. I have exhibited throughout the U.S. and Mexico.



Mexico paintings

Halloween Gallery

Signs of Christmas

Mystery Gallery

Sock Monkey Masterpieces