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Original Artwork to Celebrate CWF XX by Ron Burns

Ron started an art movement over 20 years ago by painting cats and dogs in his very unique style. Mixing realism with pop and abstraction. His painting of Sirius, the bomb-detection dog that died in Tower II on 9/11 is in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection.

To date Ron has appeared in or on CNN, Headline News, Extreme MakeOver Home Edition, Fox New, PBS, FORBES Magazine, New York Daily News, People, InStyle, and the San Francisco Chronicle… The two stories done for FOX News have each won an EMMY.

Here is what others have said about Ron, his art and his passion for the animals:

“Burns captures the essence of dogs: strength without arrogance, beauty without vanity, courage, and grace. He also knows that dogs are nature’s finest comics, and he can put their clownish hearts on canvas. Wonderful paintings. “ DEAN KOONTZ

“Ron has an uncanny but uniquely special gift to paint a picture of an individual dog as unique as their DNA.” DR. MARTY BECKER

“Your support for animal rescue organizations confirms your personal qualities match your professional excellence.” TONY LARUSSA

“Anyone who has loved a dog knows what colorful characters they are. Ron Burns’ paintings capture the essence of man’s best friend and all his kaleidoscopic glory.” PATRICK MCDONNELL

“It’s brilliant. That’s our boy!” DOC & EMILY SEVERINSEN

“Extremely collectible.” FORBES MAGAZINE


“Wiggy, pop art that are hot sellers.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“I love your work. I want Ron burns to paint my Sugar.” ELIZBETH TAYLOR

“Ron’s style captures the quiet heroics of the life of dogs” NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

“The one, the only – Ron Burns’ artwork stands alone. With a stroke of his brush, all of a dog’s lovable characteristics come alive-playfulness, earnestness, loyalty. It’s an amazing experience to witness the whimsical world of dog through the gifted eyes of Ron Burns.” MARK BECKLOFF & DANIEL DYE