BURNS, David

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David P. Burns, studied for his Bachelor of Arts Fine Art degree at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, specialising in painting, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Leicester University. He then went on to teach in Further Education colleges and several large comprehensive schools in the Midlands and Suffolk including the Suffolk University Campus where in the 1970s he developed their photographic department. He married at Thorington, Suffolk in 2000, Vivienne Waters, Vivienne Burns and from 2012 has worked from home at his wife's family farm at Walnut Tree Farm, Thorington, Suffolk from where they run Cowshed Art Holidays with art classes in converted farm buildings where they can also provide bed & breakfast accommodation. His paintings are based on pure abstraction and are fundamentally a personal investigation into the ways in which he can experiment. Each painting is resolved through the application of layers of paint and he works on several canvases at the same time with each layer on each painting influences my work on the following canvas. His prints have been produced as examples for students in his evening classes. He donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2012 'Opus' and in 2013 a watercolour & pen 'Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera'.