Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist.

It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon!

If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com.

We look forward to adding YOU to the gallery!


Our artist this week is Jon Burns, one of my favorites on the local scene; in fact I own a number of his creations, and I highly recommend his work, especially if you’re into pop artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Peter Max and Roy Lichtenstein or the bold iconography of ’80s-’90s pop modernist artists like Robert Longo.

Jon Burns is a musician, band leader of the local group Centaur Noir, and a notable Quad-Cities artist whose work has been displayed at numerous galleries in the area.

His latest series, the Q-C Icons series, which was featured on QuadCities.com, celebrates various people of note who were born, raised or have ties to the Quad-Cities.

He also celebrates various pop cultural iconic images and enshrines them in patterns of bright color and media.

Here’s a sampling of his images, below. More can be found on his Facebook page, here.



Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.