Profile: Gerard M Burns

ACCLAIMED Glasgow-born artist Gerard M Burns will unveil his latest exhibition in New York tomorrow, helping launch New York’s Scotland Week with a set of portraits celebrating Scottish talent.

The new exhibition will feature 16 paintings, each depicting a notable Scot from the world of film, music, politics and sport.

From the likes of Hollywood star Ewan McGregor to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, each of the subjects – all handpicked by Burns – are inspirational characters.


BORN in 1961, he won a place at Glasgow School of Art in 1979. Burns graduated with a degree in Fine Art four years later – curiously, however, it was upon a music career that his heart was set.

It would be several years before he returned in earnest to the canvas, re-entering the painting world as a teacher.

Sharing his passion for the craft with younger generations, Burns forged a successful academic career,

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