Oil painting of a clock and cash

Time And Money
20 x 16 in.
Oil on panel
Artwork currently available through the artist

Karen Budan: I am a contemporary still life painter who paints in a hyper-realistic style. My paintings are often mistaken for photographs. Painting still lifes allows me to create arrangements, adjust the lighting, and set the stage to transform everyday objects to extraordinary.

My inspiration for a painting often comes from unexpected places. This particular painting was a result of my wandering through my home looking for something that could become a major actor in my next painting. I am especially drawn to compositions that include translucency and reflections, so it is no surprise I found myself looking at this clock that has been sitting on my coffee table for years with new eyes. As I picked it up and headed for my studio, I found the phrase time and money running through my head and the idea of money scattered around the base of the clock came to life. “Time and Money” just won an Award of Merit in its first show, the 2021 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society Best of America Small Paintings Show.

I am a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, a Distinguished Associate member of the American Women Artists, and a Juried member of the International Guild of Realism. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.

Current and upcoming shows include:
American Women Artists: 2021 Spring Online Show now through June 1st
National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society: 2021 Best of America Small Paintings Show now through June 4th
Oil Painters of America: 2021 Salon Show
International Guild of Realism: 2021 Salon Online Show now through May 20th
American Women Artists: Lifting the Sky, Elevating the Works of American Women Artists May 20th through August 21st

I am currently represented by two galleries:
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
ArtQwest Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

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