I have displayed my work through New Jersey at juried shows and local art fairs. I have gone to Laguna Beach, CA every summer since 1993 to work at the “Art-A-Fair” festival, first as an artist making 1/2 scale carousel horses. Realizing it costs a fortune to ship my work cross country, I now work on staff selling artwork of other artists. I take the opportunity to go on photo safaris throughout the southwest. I also visit the Rockies in Colorado a couple times a year and do more photography there.

As a member of the Center for Visual Arts of New Jersey, I display at their Annual Members’ Shows. In 2005, I was recognized with “Honorable Mention” for my “Weeping at the Tower of Remembrance” picture which I shot at the Shrine of St. Joseph.

In 2002, Smith-Kline-Beecham Pharmaceuticals used one of my World Trade Center pictures as part of a permanent memorial in their then headquarters in Jersey City overlooking the WTC site.

In a unique experience, an Amish teacher in PA invited me to photograph a school day, capturing the spirit of their culture. I had to be very careful not to photograph faces of the children or teacher. But what I was able to capture was something most people will never have the opportunity to do.

I traveled to Argentina on 2 occasions and photographed both the beauty of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park with its 275 waterfalls.

I began a new way of displaying photography, as mixed media that is matted photographs painted with picture extensions onto the mat making a 3 dimensional effect. I call it “Outside the Box”. It has been well received by the public.

This led me to pursue painting original works on canvas. I do most of my work with acrylics but some paintings in oils and oil/palette knife.

4 Responses to “Marie Burns”

    • Marie Burns

      It has taken me from November to February to finally notice that I had feedback. Thank you, Loretta. I appreciate your comment
      (belatedly) !

    • Marie Burns

      Ellie, thank you (belatedly). I didn’t know I could respond to this until today.


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