GG Burns, Kentucky Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement For G.G. Burns, art is an innate force … first bubbling out, as a 2-year olds' crayon drawings to over 40 years of illustrating, painting and creating digital designs.
With over twenty-five years experience as a fashion illustrator and then later as a graphic designer-digital illustrator, GG has worked for several fortune 500 corporations. Finally GG has the freedom to enjoy her creative wanderlust as well as to benefit from its therapeutic value. Her complete immersion into new mediums and concepts allow her to move beyond several serious heath challenges into the expanded world of the visual mind.
GG's unique style sets her apart from the sea of other Kentucky-based artists. Imagine a multimedia combination of design and illustration; a lifetime of painting with acrylics, oils, watercolors, and now her "new love" ~ alcohol inks. Her colors turn the words "vivid" and "vibrant" into understatements. Her coasters, trivets, handbags and other items are not only useful; they are so beautiful you might have trouble looking away!
GG calls her style "Functional Art" – art that serves a purpose, is affordable, unique, and created by hand in Kentucky. More than just something that hangs on a wall or sits on a shelf, GG's Functional Art stimulates inspiration and discussion, adds beauty, sends a message, and connects people through conversation. A delightfully unique combination of alcohol inks, acrylic paints, resin, and pixels, her beautiful coasters and trivets are more than a collection of pretty colors; these creative works brighten up a home or office on many levels. Simply put, as GG will tell you: "Functional Art is art you can use."
For more info please visit GG's websites. GG's Functional Art - art you can use http://www.ggsfunctionalart.com http://ggsfunctionalart.blogspot.com