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Randy Burns – Tennessee Painting since the age of 5, Randy continues his passion for painting. Having exhibited throughout the state of Tennessee and other areas of the mid-south, he has also displayed work in California and Puebla, Mexico. Passionate about nature and the mysteries of life, Randy incorporates various themes within his selection of paintings. Included in his website are nearly 400 pieces of artwork. They range from, imaginary landscapes, México memories, sock monkey ‘masterpieces’ and botanicals. Recently finishing two exhibitions: Memphis Botanic Gardens and Dyersburg State Community College, he will be showing his work in Winters, California just north of Sacramento this coming March. Exhibitions: The Artery, Winters, California (upcoming March 2016) Dyersburg State Commun ity College 2015 Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, Tn 2015 Bank of Jackson Jackson, Tn 2014 Jackson Madison County Public Library St. Louis, Missouri Arts in the Park Circuit Playhouse Memphis, Tn Dyersburg State Community College University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts Building West Tn Regional Art Center Humboldt, Tn Union University Jackson, Tn Davis-Kidd Bookstore Jackson, Tn The Ned McWherter Jackson, Tn The Carnegie Jackson, Tn McIver’s Grant Public Library Dyersburg, Tn Ripley Tomato Festival Ripley, Tn Website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/randy-burns.html Here is my piece. It is called The Glass Slippers. Within the various themes of my art, fantasy plays a major role in its development. From memory, pieces like the 'The Glass Slippers' appear to me completed in my mind's eye. Clouds and moonlight are an essential part in all of my fantasy landscapes. Toning the canvas prior to the initial painting gives the sky a luminous quality and a glow, which adds to the depth and intrigue of the setting. 75