Ron Burns

Ron Burns

Ron Burns, an American painter, is one of the most well know artists starting the pup furvism movement over 20 years ago, focusing primarily on dogs and cats as his subject matter. On January 3, 2013 Luka, an endangered Andean bear, was born at the Phoenix Zoo. This exciting and miraculous event caught the attention of artist Ron Burns, who decided to paint the little cub’s portrait. You can view this portrait through December 31, 2013 at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Luka” or other Ron Burns pieces through this limited gallery showing will benefit the Phoenix Zoo.  Please note the Phoenix Zoo at time of purchase.

Luka, by Ron Burns alongside original photo by Phoenix Zoo staff photographer Joseph Becker

Luka, by Ron Burns alongside original photo by Phoenix Zoo staff photographer Joseph Becker

 

Over 20 years ago, artist Ron Burns picked up a paint brush for the first time and started painting as a release from the corporate world where he was running his Los Angeles based marketing and design studio.

It wasn’t until he sold a few paintings of the family four-legged-kids, that Ron found himself looking for other forms of inspiration.  He found it when taking a trip to a local animal shelter.  After painting several of the dogs and selling the paintings, he began donating a percentage back to the shelter beginning what Ron calls, Art is Going to the Dogs. Through his artwork, Ron has helped raise millions of dollars to benefit non-profits throughout the United States.

His work has been seen throughout the media world from CNN to Time magazine, collected around the world and honored by various awards. He has also been featured on Fox News twice earning both stories Emmy Awards, CNN three times, Good Morning America, PBS, The Discovery Channel and has made numerous appearances on local stations across the U.S.