Pat DeVane Burns
274 English Rd
Forsyth, GA 31029
Pat's artwork has been collected over much of the US, with a few going into Europe and Australia. She started out with multiple local awards in high school in her home state of Georgia, garnering a Governor's Honors live-in program one summer at Wesleyan College, then entering Berry College on a full-tuition scholarship in art. "I took time to raise a family and be active in my husband's business while continuing to learn through occasional workshops, through artist peer groups and by amassing a huge art library. Iï¿½ve also studied under Scott Duce, Art Werger and Marlin Adams." Moving over twenty-five times, she still managed to get artwork into the public eye. Now that the children are grown and she has retired from the family business, the last eight years have been spent full time on her passion with a backlog of ideas and images flowing into existence. Not only does Pat paint in acrylics and oils, she also enjoys sculpting in clay, wire and concrete... "a hold-over from being involved for so many years in the construction industry".
Pat is best known for her ability to capture the individuality of her prime subjects, people and animals, in a rich color palette. ï¿½I most enjoy painting my subjects in a composition that reflects their character, which perhaps tells a story or shows a relationship either within the painting or can reach out and form a relationship with the viewer. It can be illusive but, oh, so sweet when you nail it!ï¿½