Sunmarie Allen-Burns, Pulaski Skyway, 2010. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Sunmarie Allen-Burns is a New Jersey artist and educator who seeks to challenge viewers’ pre-conceived notions about life and to illuminate the innate beauty and goodness of the world around her. Having been raised in Newark, New Jersey, a common theme found throughout many of her works revolves around the hidden beauty of life in Newark.