"The spontaneous under painting

gives way to an image that appears


The Artist


Artist Statement


Spontaneity and intuition are the two most important concepts I try to convey in my art. The spontaneous under painting gives way to an image that appears intuitively. The nature of paint is messy and I like to acknowledge that. This is a reminder that in nature, order comes from chaos.


While our mind-dominated world changes to a more feeling world, we struggle for balance. Every painting is an opportunity for me to reconnect with a more intuitive part of myself. Every viewer is given this opportunity to connect with their feelings as well. The people in my life help me to express pain and pleasure. Then in turn, I put that on a canvas to share with others. We are a world of people that want to connect by our very nature.


I choose to paint nature because I am a part of nature. We humans are much like animals. The main difference is that animals have no fear of the future. They live their lives with great awareness and intuition.


Susan Easton Burns




2003- 2007   Painting with Sandi Grow Murray, Atlanta, GA


1971-1978  Masters Work in Painting, Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY; Business - Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH. BS in Art Education from Daemon College in Buffalo, NY; Minor in Painting and Ceramics; Mundelien College and Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Painting with Irving Shapiro, Chicago, IL.




•2008-2017, Solo Show, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA


•2008-2017 Group Show, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA


•2015 One woman show at The Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA


•2015 One woman show Cultural Art Center, Douglasville, GA


•2015 One woman show Sullivan/Munce Cultural Arts Center, Zionsville, IND


•2015 Official Atlanta Steeplechase Artist


•2014 140th Official Kentucky Derby Artist


•2011, National Juried Show, Mable House Gallery, Mableton, GA


•2011, 2010, 2009, 2004, 2003, National Juried Show, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GA


•2010, 2006, Solo Show, Red Arrow Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA


•2009, Group Show, Shaw Gallery, Naples, FL


•2008, 2007, Group Show, Timothy Michael Gallery, Roswell, GA


•2011, 2007, 2006, 2003 Group Show Timpson Creek Gallery, Clayton GA


•2006, Solo Show, Brezzler Gallery, Roswell, GA


•2006, Juried Show, Marietta, Cobb Museum, GA


•2005, Solo Show, Better Picture Gallery, Cumming, GA


•2005, Two-Person Show, Paulding Fine Arts, Dallas, GA


•2004, Solo Show, Urban Artworks Gallery, Alpharetta, GA




Designer:  Industrial Design, 1980- 1992


Instructor:  1988-1992  Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA; Art Institute, Atlanta, GA




American Art Collector, June 2011


Marietta Daily Journal, April 2011


Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, March 2011, “On Our Radar” by Kate Abney


Palm Springs Art Examiner, Oct 19 2010, “Intuition”, by Sandra Schulman


The Desert Sun, May 11, 2007




Booth Museum, Cartersville, GA


The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta GA


The Walsh Group, Atlanta, GA


The Horseradish Grill, Atlanta, GA


Mr. and Mrs. Hal Berry, Atlanta Steeplechase, Atlanta, GA


100 Horses









When I was 3 years old, my family lived outside a small town in upstate New York. We lived on a rural highway; the road was scary and dangerous because cars went by so fast. There were a few houses like ours that were next to the road and dwarfed by the fields and woods beyond.


It was dusk in early winter, and a storm was coming. Black clouds pushed the gray ones along the horizon. Inside my warm, well-lit house, I stood, leaning on the back of a chair so I could see the blowing trees.


Suddenly, in the blink of my eye, a great black riderless horse appeared directly in front of me, centered in our small front yard. With mane and tail blowing and saddle and bridle in place, the horse looked back; and then as quickly as it appeared, it leaped into the air and disappeared through the bushes. In those five seconds or less, that horse became part of me. I experienced the great spirit of that animal, with all its power beauty, and fear.


I admire and am fascinated with the horses that I know. Excitement, power, sadness, curiousness, fear, anger, frustration, kindness, pain and tolerance are human attributes as well as ways we describe our horses. Horses can express everything for me. I am grateful for all the experiences I’ve had with the many horses I’ve known. They teach me to have the spirit that they have. They teach me how to love and be loved.