Artist Michael Budden

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The Artist Says:

Trying to capture the effects of light on the world is what inspires me to paint no matter what the subject is. Enjoying the quality of paint on the surface of the painting is also an interest which really shows up when painting direct from observation.

Collectors Say:

"Dear Michael, Today we were able to take home "The Road To Centerbridge". We are absolutely thrilled and it looks awesome in our home. Thank you you so much for creating a masterpiece! With Best Regards, Doug and Wendy Kale."
"Hello Mike, Thank you so much for sending Wendy and me the American Art Review. How exciring to see "The Road To Centerbridge" in such a prestigious magazine...and rightly so! Move over Redfiled and Garber! I took a peak at the "Road To New Hope" on your web site. Wow! You've done it again. Is the painting available and if so what is the price? Do we have to wait to purchase at the show or can we do thie ahead of time? Thanks again, Mike. Wendy and I send our warmest wishes to your family for a wonderful holiday season. Best Regards, Doug."

Dealers Say:

Mike, thanks for delivering a great looking show. I was so thrilled to see the paintings that some even made me say "Wow" out loud as I unwrapped them."
Deborah Crow, CPF Proprietor
Canal Frame Craft Gallery
Washington Crossing PA
215 493- 3660


     Michael Budden, born in1957, is an artist living and working in his native New Jersey.  Mr. Budden graduated with degrees in art from Mercer County Community College and the College Of  New Jersey in 1980. During the 80's, Budden concentrated on painting wildlife winning over 100 awards in shows across the country.  His unique use of composition, mood and lighting attracted the attention of major art publishers, art magazines and museums throughout the country. So strong were these paintings, many can be found in the permanent collections of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Hiram Blauvelt Wildlife Museum, Oradell, NJ; and the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, and in many private collections throughout the US and abroad.  His art has been featured on many products like prints, collector plates, cards and calendars and used to help raise awareness and critical funding for wildlife preservation. Magazines like The Artists Magazine, Wildlife Art News, and Midwest Art and now American Art Review showcased his art.
     In1989, Budden was introduced to plein air painting by an artist friend in Montana. The artist states, “Painting outdoors direct from nature is based on painting from my heart about what I see and how I respond to what I see. It is an interesting change to paint direct outdoors and when a special painting comes from that experience it is truly gratifying.  Although he currently still does plein air painting, he has returned to studio painting with a new appreciation for creating the effects of light. During the 1990’s, Budden concentrated mostly on landscapes and seascapes and in a short time started winning awards with these paintings. In 2006, he had a major shift in subject matter and started to focus on city scenes. Mostly of New York City. His first city [...]

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