Dianna Burns

Dianna Burns

Vancouver, BC, Canada

About Dianna Burns

Surrounded by Prairie sunshine that blew the wind into her sails, Dianna Burns spent the last 20 years making Art. She was a member of The Fifth Floor Studio Artists and the St. George Studio of Artists in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travelling extensively and painting as she went, where ever that would take her. Whether on a plane to Korea or a dhoni in the Maldives, Dianna's paints were never far from her finger tips. Her works are inspired by the intensity of beauty and colour she sees all around her. She paints people, still life, landscapes and abstractly. She is compelled to paint and the canvas beckons her to immerse herself completely in its wonder. She is inspired by the act of putting the colour down and seeing where she will surface at the end of the day. Dianna paints from her studio in downtown Vancouver.

Education

University of Regina: Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
–studied Art History, Film
Appreciation and drawing classes

Connaught Library: Preschool programmer and Puppeteer
Instructed Children and Adults in:
Batik, Moccasin making, Beading and
painted with preschoolers
U of R Extension Division: Pottery - Mel Bolen

City of Regina: Pottery

June Hayes: Pottery

Anita Racamora: Pottery - Hand building

Lethbridge Community College: Graphic Arts by correspondence

Effemera: Home based business producing Jewelry


Odette Nicholson:
T-Shirt Painting

Maureen Ellis: Furniture Painting

Prince Albert Arts Centre: Willow Furniture construction

Women Entrepreneurs: Business Start Up Readiness Program

Maiwa Handprints: Block Printing

Odette Nicholson: Floor cloth Painting

Puck Janes: Hand building Pottery

Marie Lanoo & Tammi Campbell : The Artist, The Studio and The Biz –
Mendel Art Gallery

Acrylic Painting: Ava Christie Studio

George Glenn – 1997 – 1999 P.A. Arts
Centre

Degen Lindner – U of S


Miranda Jones Mendel Art Gallery – painting,
Illustrating Children’s Books

Alicia Popoff Painting, Encaustic and Collage


Oil Painting: George Glenn – Prince Albert Arts
Centre – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014

Iris Hauser - U of S - 1999, 2000, 2001,
2002

Greg Hardy - Landscape Painting -2001

More Big Fun – Collaborative
workshop, Wood workers, metal
workers and painters 2000, 2009

UBC Visa 180 and Visa 230 2014, 2015
Drawing – Dianna Thornycroft - 2009

Events

Media and Awards:

Saskatoon Star Phoenix: Arts and Culture article on my Exhibition

The Art of Being Together: Honorable Mention - 2012

Eastside Culture Crawl Global News 2012

CTV Series “ The Mistresses” used my painting “Dig Deep” on their set: April - May, 2015

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions:

Fifth Floor Artist's - Charter House Village Mall – November, 1997

Dare to Travel - Wear,Wear,Where – Saskatchewan Craft Council –1998

Nutana Park Painters Group – 2001 and 2002

Mayworks – Gordon Snelgrove Gallery – Art of Labour, Art of Peace – 2002, 2003

Women's Midlife Health Centre – 2007, 2008

St George Studio – 2008, 2009

Cathedral Village Arts Festival - 2009

City of Art Spring Gala – 2010, 2011

Art In The City - 2013

The East Side Culture Crawl - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

North Vancouver Arts Council - Anonymous Show 2014, 2015
- Art Rental Program 2015, 2016

Cocoa Tanning Salon - 2014 - present

Solo Exhibitions:


McGettigan’s Restaurant – Jest For Fun – Nov, 2002

Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society – Regina – Jest For Fun – Dec, 2002

Native Plant Society – Solo Exhibit – Manitou Springs – February, 2003

Frances Morrison Library - Sometimes Our Ditches Are High – June, 2003

The Roastery – Prairie landscapes – July 27th - Novemeber 30, 2003

Calories Restaurant – Terrain, Terra, Terraah! – August 24 – October 5, 2003

St. Thomas Moore – Jesters – December 1 – January 31st, 2003

City Perk – Still Life and Figures – May 19th – June 30th, 2004

Cafe Vivant – Mix It Up - Collected Works - August 23, 2004- 2007

Harley's – 2005, 2007

Durand's – 2009, 2010

Affinity Credit Union – 2009

Mystic Java – 2009

Cathedral Village Free house – 2010

The Drift - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Art In The City - May, 2015

Cambie Village Massage Therapy Clinic - 2013, 2015

Bean Around The World - 2014

Cocoa Tanning Salon - 2014 - present

The Grind and Gallery Coffee Bar - Feb and March 2015, May - June 2016











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