2015 Participating Artist
Contemporary still life painter Karen Budan’s latest painting is a 30” x 24” oil painting on panel called “Operator.” She found this well-used pay phone in an antique shop in Mesa last fall. A one-of-a-kind treasure. Karen knew exactly what she was going to do with it… paint it! Pairing it with a coke bottle with straw and coins… and Viola!
Painting still life’s allows Karen to create arrangements, adjust the lighting, and set the stage to transform everyday objects to extraordinary. Her painting style is realistic, almost photorealistic. Painting “Operator” brought back memories for Karen of a time when you saved your change in order to use the pay phone for that emergency phone call you needed to make. Oh, how times have changed! We hope “Operator” brings back great memories for you as well.
Karen Budan Fine Art