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Artist Karen Budan


An example of fine art by Karen Budan

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://karenbudanfineart.com

  • Year Born: 1948

  • Karen is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Arizona Pastel Artists Association.

  • Karen is a Master Circle Artist of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

  • Karen has been featured in articles in The Pastel Journal, American Art Collector, Professional Artist and ImagesAZ.

  • Price Range: $595.00 - $3,950.00

  • More info on Karen Budan's FASO Connect profile




The Artist Says:


"Inspiration for a painting often comes from unexpected places.  For me it might be the bright colors of a grouping of marbles or the beautiful green of a Granny Smith apple nestled in the folds of matching green and white striped material.  Painting still lifes allows me to create arrangements, adjust the lighting, and set the stage to transform everyday objects to extraordinary.  In considering a still live setup for a painting I strive for bold yet warm colors and lighting that creates strong contrast.  I am especially drawn to compositions that include translucency and reflections.  My painting style is realistic…..I thrive on the challenge of transferring the complex subtleties of the color, texture and light patterns of the composition before me onto a two dimensional surface resulting in a painting that looks as real as the setup itself."



Collectors Say:


"Your paintings are so alive, so colorful, so real, but there is something else about them that I am having trouble putting into words to describe them, something that always draws me in because of it.  When I find the right way to describe it I will send it along to you!"




Biography


 
Inspiration for a painting often comes from unexpected places.  For me it might be the bright colors of a grouping of marbles or the beautiful green of a Granny Smith apple nestled in the folds of matching green and white striped material.  Painting still lifes allows me to create arrangements, adjust the lighting, and set the stage to transform everyday objects to extraordinary.  My painting style is realistic, almost photorealistic.  I love the challenge of transferring the complex subtleties of the color, texture and light patterns of the composition before me onto a two dimensional surface resulting in a painting that looks as real as the setup itself. 
 
RECENT HONORS AND AWARDS: 
Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist, 2020
Oil Painters of America's 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition, August, 2020 - President's Award of Excellence
American Women Artists 2020 Spring Online Juried Exhibition, April, 2020 - Outstanding Still Life Award
Boldbrush Painting Competition, December 2019 - FAV 15%
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's 29th Best of America Exhibition, September, 2019 - Best Still Life Award
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's Best of America Small Paintings Exhibition, February, 2019 - Merit Award
Oil Painters of America, Signature Artist, 2019
Glendale Art Council's 52nd Annual Fine Art Competition, First Place Oil Division, 2019
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Board of Directors, 2018
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Signature Artist, 2018
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's First Annual Best of America Small Works Show, April, 2018 - Best Use of Value Award
Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists School, Spring, 2018
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's Holiday Small Works Exhibition, November, 2017 - Honorable Mention
Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist, 2016
Boldbrush Painting Competition, June 2016 - two paintings - FAV 15%
Boldbrush Painting Competition, January 2016 - FAV 15%Boldbrush Painting Competition, December 2015 - FAV 15%Boldbrush Painting Competition, August 2015 - FAV 15%Click here for [...]

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