David Burns grew up in Montreal and, after studying Fine Arts at Concordia
University, came west to live and work in the rugged shoreline forest of the
Pender Harbour area of British Columbia's famously beautiful Sunshine Coast. His
paintings over the years have captured the force and strength of the giant
freighters that plow their way up and down the coast, the endless log booms
being towed to their final destinations and the timeless experience of
contemplating the ocean from the shore and vice versa.
Vistas From Savary Island are the subject of Burns' latest body of work.
As a result of spending several weeks this past year on the beautiful and
historically interesting Savary Island, Burns has created a series of
Zen-like paintings with vistas that look out towards Hernando, Cortez and
Vancouver Islands and others on the Sunshine Coast.
Intrigued by the endless blues and grays, and a sense of peace created by
the summer mists of the Georgia Straight, Burns paintings contemplate the
infinite possibilities of the imagination.
These stunning landscapes the land, sea and sky around Savary Island were
inspires the viewer to partake of the simple pleasure of sitting by the
water dreaming into the horizon.
Burns feels that his work celebrates a sense of hope. "The openness of the
horizon creates space for the imagination to grow and aspirations to take
form-giving one's self room to think, room to dream, room to imagine, room
48 x 72 inches