Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Karen Budan

“Peas and Carrots” © Karen Budan
Name: Karen Budan, PSA, APAA, PSWC
Bio: Scottsdale artist Karen Budan was educated at Eastern Michigan University where she obtained her MA in Elementary Education in 1975, and spent time as National Director for Professional Development at Performance Pathways, Inc. and at SunGard Higher Education.
As a professional artist Karen has taken classes with a veritable Who’s Who of American pastellists, including Susan Ogilvie, Sally Strand, Liz Kenyon, Richard McKinley, Maggie Price, and Diana Ponting.
She is a member of numerous associations, including the American Guild of Realism and the American Pastel Society. Her work was featured in American Art Collector, January 2012, the Pastel Journal, October 2012, and Professional Artist, November 2012. She has been exhibiting since 2007 and has already won many awards for her exacting work.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Still Life.
Style: Realism. Karen states that she spends more time setting up her still lifes than painting them. Blending with her fingers or with pipe insulation, is the key to the realism she achieves, often on drymounted UART 400 paper.
Navigation: The website is a FineArtStudioOnline production.
Gallery: Flower Series; Fruit and Vegetable Series; Fun and Games Series; Southwest Series; Shoe Series.
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a viewer page and may be scrolled or enlareged further (and scrolled); download is possible. Information on medium and dimension is provided. Peas and Carrots is 9 x 12 ins., 550 x 418, 404 KB.
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