BURNS, Vivienne

1954 - ?

As Vivienne A. Peck, she was born at Colchester, Essex in 1954, daughter of David J. Peck and his wife Joan N. Thompson, who married at Colchester in 1953. Vivienne was educated at Bungay Grammar School in Suffolk 1965-1972 and obtained a B.Ed. in Art and Design. She married in 2000, David Burns and now works under the name of Vivienne Burns. Her work has explored many two-dimensional techniques in trying to express feelings, she also works in clay being fascinated with the shapes and patterns of ammonites. Vivienne traveled to India and Bangladesh painting the ordinary people in villages and cities, recording their everyday activities and their way of life in these communities. The resulting images are moving and demonstrates how Vivienne has engaged with people in their environment, using a variety of media including oil and acrylic paint, gouache, and mixed media. Since retiring from teaching Art and Design in secondary schools in 2012 Vivienne has returned to her love of ceramics. A member of Easterly Artists and on the Halesworth Gallery Committee and membership secretary for Anglian Potters. She donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'Number Three'.

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