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. Originally from upstate New York, Susan Easton Burns has resided in the Atlanta area for over 30 years. Her work has been displayed in the prestigous Booth Musuem of Cartersville, Georgia and has also been published in American Art Collector magazine. Susan was the featured artist for the 140th Kentucky Derby in 2014.