John Budicin painting in China2018 NWR Merit Award for “WORKING LATE”

Born Rovigno D’Istria, Italy, 1944, currently reside San Bernardino California “Most subjects I paint are everyday places that, with the right light, become magical. The intimacy which develops between artist and nature cannot be expressed any other way. This relationship between artist and nature is like any other relationship. It takes time to nurture. The artist observes, spends time getting to know the surrounding environment and eventually becomes an instrument of nature; representing the beauty, the light and its effects as interpreted through the artist’s eyes.” John’s paintings have achieved numerous top awards from esteemed art competitions. He has been featured in several articles published by national magazines including: Southwest Art, Art of the West (Cover), American Artist Magazine (Cover), American Artist Workshop (Cover), International Artist, and The Artist Magazine. In addition, his work has been reproduced in books: 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists; Enchanted Isle: History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island; From Sea to Shining Sea: A Reflection Of America; Joan Irvine Smith’s A California Woman’s Story; Painting Impressionistic Color; and, California Light, A Century of Landscapes, Rizzoli Art of the National Parks Fresco Fine Art Publication. Budicin is Past President of the Plein Air Painters of America. A signature member of: Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters, Northwest Rendezvous and The California Art Club.