Inclined toward art since a young age, Angela Burns (née Sekerak) studied representational art at Pensacola Christian College. While there, she spent a rigorous six years painting under the mentorship of Brian Jekel. Through her training, she was exposed to the great masters of oil painting: John Singer Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla, Cecilia Beaux, and the American Impressionists, who have had a profound influence on her work. Angela also gleans inspiration from modern masters including Daniel Gerhartz, Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik, and many others.
Angela is a member of Oil Painters of America and competes regularly in regional, national, and international shows. Her work is included in private collections in Florida, Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Tanzania.
Angela feels deeply the privilege it is to paint—to see, enjoy, and reflect God’s glory in the created world—and sincerely wants to honor Christ with her brush and her life. She lives with her amazing husband Chad in Illinois.
Selected Awards, Shows, and Publications
2012 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, CO
2012 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, TX
2011 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Devin Galleries, ID
2011 Allied of American Artists National Exhibition, The National Arts Club, NY
2011 Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing
2010 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, Walls Fine Art Gallery, NC
2010 Finalist, American Artist Drawing Cover Competition
2010 Laumeister Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2010 Honorable Mention, Utrecht Annual Competition
2010 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, TX
2009 Big Works Show, The Von Braun Civic Center, AL
2009 First Place in Drawing, Annual Army Arts Contest: National Level, Washington D.C.
2009 Master of Fine Arts Show, Pensacola Christian College, FL
2008 “Art of the Sketch,” Roundhouse Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2007 13th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction, Rist Canyon, CO