Ron Burns “Dogipedia”

Painter Ron Burns has become known for his colorful portraits of man’s best friend and his uncanny ability to capture an animal’s unique soul and personality on canvas. His much loved portraits can be seen in both public and private collections around the world.


This year Ron Burns is continuing his work with the Arizona Humane Society with a portrait of Ryder, a two year-old rescued pit bull. Ryder was found by cops severely starved and hanging from a door handle, with scars on her face from years of abuse. Unable to even stand when she first arrived to the Humane Society, she was carefully nurtured back to health by loving caretakers. Now returning to health, everyone is hopeful that Ryder will have a second chance to live a happy life with a loving family. Her portrait, which depicts her in the setting of her “furever home,” will be debuted during Ron Burns show opening on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-9pm.

Also on that Thursday night, there will be a raffle held for a chance to win a limited edition holiday print. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society to help them in their efforts to rescue more animals in need like Ryder.

The show will run from December 5th through the 16th. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!




In January of this year, Luka, a baby Andean bear cub was born at the Phoenix zoo. Not only was this birth a rare one, but the survival rate of these cubs are incredibly low. Luka’s mother, Rio, has given birth to three other cubs in the past, none of which survived longer than a week, making Luka’s birth and healthy growth a miraculous event.

After hearing about this, Ron Burns decided to create a special piece to celebrate this extraordinary occasion. The painting will debut at an event held in honor of Luka and the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation efforts.  During this event, the piece will be available for purchase. A raffle will also be held on this special night, to benefit the Phoenix Zoo.

The event will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30pm until 9:00pm at Bonner David Galleries. The painting of Luka will be revealed at 6:00pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to Erika Hansen at, or call (480) 941-8500.



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