732 Little Fawn Way
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
I have always been passionate about the arts. Instead of coloring books my parents made sure I always had plenty of paper, art supplies, they even gave me a child-size easel to begin exploring art.
I began studies at the Willoughby School of Fine Art in the Cleveland area when I was around 5 years old, then when we moved to Cincinnati in the mid-70’s, I studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy while attending high school.
During my senior year of high school my family moved to Southern California where I continued my studies in art at Citrus College. I then transferred to San Diego State University to study Fine Art with an Emphasis in Graphic Design. I finished my education in Graphic Design at Platt College in San Diego.
After college I worked in the Graphics field with a large publishing company, then as a freelance designer.
My career took a turn when I was introduced to Merchandising, I worked for several large companies such as Pier One, Linens and Things, then Office Max. At that time, my painting took a back seat.
Now that I am re-entering the art field, I have studied with several local artists and have begun showing my work. It feels great to be back doing what I love and re-teaching myself! My style has definitely changed from my younger years, but if it hadn’t I wouldn’t be who I am today!
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.