angie tan burns
Daughter of Singapore legend and pioneering contemporary painter, Tan Yee Hong, Angie Tan-Burns grew up with pictures and paint. Prior to embracing her career as a professional photographer, Angie studied fashion and graphic arts, fueling her unique sense of content and composition. Since 1996, Angie has distilled the essence of her subjects through the camera lens. She approaches architectural and landscape photography with the eye of an Impressionist, resulting in painterly abstracted compositions, blurring the lines between photography and painting. Angie’s love of nature and sports further stimulated her to embrace photography as a means of referencing landscapes and seascapes as well as the energy exposed by individuals while engaged in dynamic physical pursuits. Often scuba-diving along coral reefs or perched high above the ground, Angie revels in finding the optimum angle that will synthesize and crystalize the unique spirit of the people, places and creatures who’s portraits she crafts.
Recipient of the 2016 Sports Artist of the Year Award, Gregory Burns’ interest in art began as a boy in Paris painting pictures of apples and bottles of Beaujolais. In 1984 he slipped into the fabric of Asia, landing in Taiwan to study Chinese brush painting and calligraphy with local masters. With some basics in Mandarin and a few paintbrushes he began a summer backpacking trip through China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan that accidentally stretched into a 16-month sojourn. Setting four world records in swimming during the 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games taught him about discipline. While completing three IronMan events and climbing many of the worlds smaller mountains taught him of perseverance. Gregory now addresses his paintings with the same passion and energy once reserved for sports. He is represented by galleries in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Bali.