Greg Burns

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Greg Burns

Greg Burns


From Oklahoma City, Greg Burns was receiving recognition for his artistic talent long before graduating from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. In addition to multiple local honors, during his senior year he earned the top award at the International Art Show in Chicago. Known for detail and rich color, Burns’ work has preserved Oklahoma landmarks, commemorated state and family milestones, and been an invaluable gift of choice.

After earning his degree from the University of Oklahoma, Burns entered into a partnership with his mother—in a shared space she operated a gift shop and he set up his first art studio. Already a member of multiple art guilds and a regular at popular arts festivals, Burns officially was a working artist and has never looked back. For two decades, with his wife he operated an art studio and frame shop in northwest Oklahoma City. Regardless of the workspace, Burns always has invited those interested into the process.

Born with Arthrogryposis, a rare condition that affects the joints, early life for Burns included surgeries, treatments, and hospitalizations. However, from a young age art provided enjoyment and solace. It also provided the realization of what his future would hold. Well versed in a wide range of mediums, Burns honed in on ink and watercolor. He has used his art for the betterment of the world around us, allowing multiple nonprofit organizations and worthy causes to benefit from his talent and generosity.

Fun fact

Burns enjoys camping in wilderness areas, especially in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado, for subject matter inspiration and contemplation.

Oklahoma connections

Burns has spent his entire artistic career portraying Oklahoma landmarks through his paintings and drawings.


Oklahoma City


Visual Artist





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