Sean Burnley was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He spent much of his early childhood in the countryside of the Delta. After graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta he built a career in advertising and design.
In Sean's words: "I was laid off in 2009 due to the housing crash but relying on my airbrush skills I began painting custom cars for a living. Later I opened a signs & t-shirt shop which was a struggle to get going. But my biggest life challenge was losing my wife of 25 years. In 2014 all my passion for Art died with her death. I simply found no joy in drawing or painting. Since then, I have been in a slow recovery to regain that spark. In 2017 I remarried to a wonderful woman who is my rock and my inspiration. I’m learning to feel the emotion in Art and explore the colors of a vibrant palette. Like a Phoenix, I will rise from the ashes.
Thank you for your support."