For Hoover artist G.G. Burns, art is an innate force … first bubbling out, as a 2-year olds’ crayon drawings to over 50 years of illustrating, painting and creating digital designs as a fashion illustrator, graphic designer and most recently as a mixed media artist. Today, GG specializes in holiday themed artwork that she calls “functional art – art you can use.”
Originally from Collinsville AL, GG lived in Birmingham in the late 70’s through the early 80’s. With a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Southern Institute, GG began her career as a fashion illustrator working for retails stores such as New Ideal and Gayfers Inc., but later studied technical and digital design, which lead to employment for companies such as QMS Konica-Minolta in Mobile, AL, Lexmark International, Inc. and J. Peterman, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky.
Over the past few years, GG has used her years of marketing skills to brand her designs on products that have been sold all over the world. She also paints custom illustrations … pets, children and house portraits … even bridal gowns. Her complete immersions into new mediums and concepts have allowed her to cope with several serious heath challenges. GG’s favorite quote is “art helps me breath” in a world filled with stress and uncertainly.