Painter Maurice Burns, who moved to Santa Fe in 1975 to set up visiting artist and artist-in-residence programs at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), fell in love with Santa Fe as soon as he arrived.
“I don’t like big cities, and I was fed up with city life,” explains Burns, who had lived in London prior to relocating to Santa Fe.
Although he has always loved to draw, Burns hadn’t initially planned to become a painter. He was designing computer systems for Chicago City College in the late 1960s-earning a salary substantial enough to drive a Porsche-when he attended his first life drawing class. [Read More…]