Born in 1944, in Rovigno, Italy artist John Budicin moved to the United States in 1955. He was educated at Riverside Community College and presently lives and maintains his studio in San Bernardino, CA. Budicin is a highly accomplished Plein Air painter and travels extensively throughout the United States and Europe. A Signature member of the California Arts Club, the Plein Air Painters of America, the Oil Painters of America, and the Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association. He is currently President of the Plein Air Painters of America. Budicin has won numerous major awards in open juried shows within the past few years, including six gold medals and first place awards. He has recently had three one person shows, and has his work included in recent museum shows in California and Arizona. His work has been featured in recent articles in Art of the West, American Artist, Southwest Art, and The Quarterly Magazine.