With the Saltire collection Gerard M Burns uses his national flag to explore ideas of nationhood and identity, always within the context of pilgrimage or journey.
Balancing Act & Money
An allegory on the precariousness of modern living.
Rain and the City
A collection of works in which Gerard M Burns' home city of Glasgow features prominently.
The road to Emaus
Snow and the backdrop of snow symbolically represents purity and in many Pictish texts suggests a landscape of the mind. In Burns’ work figures are placed within this context deliberately to invoke in us an emotional response.
Symbols feature heavily in the work of Gerard M Burns - in this collection we present the most prominent of these.
Ask Gerard M Burns to define himself as an artist and he will say he is a painter of people. Its no surprise therefore that portraiture would form a major part of his overall artistic output.
The theme of angels has been in Burns’s work for a very long time. in this section some of the strongest examples are shown.