Greg Mason Burns

UNH Museum of Art: On the Edge

I was happy to have been accepted into the UNH Museum of Art exhibit On the Edge, which exhibited from

UNH Museum of Art

Una Vista de Ardales – Charcoal on Paper (2017)

January through March of 2022. The image they accepted was a charcoal minimalist drawing of a small town in Andalucía, Spain. We stayed in Ardales during a climbing trip to the El Chorro climbing area just west of Malaga. I actually created several drawings and paintings of the area.

Una Vista de Ardales, charcoal on paper (2017), is a drawing of the downtown area looking up the hill toward the ruined castle. I worked on the drawing before attempting to paint the same scene. The drawing turned out to be a better work of art than the painting. Other images of the area include those from above Ardales and a nearby quarry called Cerro del Hierro.

I am grateful for the UNH Museum of Art for the opportunity. This is my third exhibit in a small museum. The other two are the Museu Guido Viaro in Curitiba, Brazil and the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT.

The link to the catalog is here, and the link to the UNH Museum of Art Virtual Show is here. I am on pages six and seven. Below are some of the other images I’ve created of the area.

Cerro del Hierro is a oil on canvas painting of an abandoned quarry in Andalucia, Spain.
Cerro del Hierro - Oil on Board
Castelo de Álora is a minimalist charcoal drawing of the castle in the noted town in Andalucía, Spain.
Castelo de Álora - Charcoal on Paper
Study of Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Villaverde Ardales is an oil painting of the small chapel in Andalucía, Spain.
Study of Ermita de Nuestra Señora de Villaverde Ardales - Oil on Paper