Gregory Burns, MFA, (born 1957) is an American athlete, painter, author, motivational speaker and advocate of Art of the Olympians. As a competitive swimmer, Burns represented the USA in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Paralympic Games, winning two gold, two silver and one bronze medal; he has set 5 World history and numerous American records.
As a contemporary artist, his paintings have been exhibited in beyond 80 solo exhibitions and society exhibitions in 15 alternative countries; Burns has conducted 40 Artist-in-Residence programs more or less the globe. He is the recipient of the United States Sports Academy’s 2016 Sport Artist of the Year award, (painter).
As an author, Burns has published three books in English and Mandarin.
As a motivational speaker, Burns has inspired thousands of adults and kids while covering a broad range of interests such as sports, arts, motivation, mental wellness, business, culture, and creativity.