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Richard Burns | American prolific painter

Like many successful artists, Richard Burns was bitten by the art "bug" at a very early age. After years of spending countless hours drawing and sculpting in clay, he decided to make art his life's work while a junior in college. After attending Northern Arizona University, he transferred to Cal. State University Northridge where he majored in art and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978. Painting mainly with acrylics, Rich works to bring his love and appreciation for nature to life through his art. A member of the Nature Conservancy, he has done paintings to benefit various funds and charities founded to raise money to protect the environment and endangered species. He is known the world over for his wildlife art, but along the way, Rich became fascinated by cottages and lighthouses and started adding a great many of these to his collection.