Tiffany Budd BA (Hons) is an award winning British established fine artist, specialising in acrylic painting, coloured pencil and pastel drawing.
She studied at Wimbledon School of Art and University of Plymouth, gaining a degree in Textile Design. The course included Business Studies and Fine Art. After a career in Textile Design and then Interior Design, the demand for her artwork increased so much that she became a full time artist. Tiffany’s subjects vary due to the requirements of her clients, but her main subjects include florals with collage combined, Fractured paintings, and coloured pencil realism.
“I am inspired by literally everything around me. Be it colours, textures or views. I like to reinterpret those images, put them in my sketchbook and then get it down onto canvas. There are times however; I don’t know what I am going to paint until I begin to hit the blank canvas! I love the freedom and excitement that feeling brings.
I like to use different types of papers, medium, my own photos and objects to create my artwork, and explore textures and colours. I endeavor to create something a little different.
Over the past 6 years, and after a visit to the Tate Gallery where The Russian Constructivists (1914-1913) were exhibiting, I was completely blown away by their paintings and drawings. Something was triggered off in my brain, and when I got home I got out my trusty sketchbook and started some ideas. The Russian Constructivists themselves were inspired by the Cubists but reinterpreted the style into something more tangible and recognisable. This is what I was aiming for. I named my style of work, ‘Fractured’. And it looks as though the image has been shattered (like glass) and then put together again. I focus on perspective and light enhancing those elements with different tones and depth of colour. I work in chalk pastel, acrylic and coloured pencils, which I believe are a really under rated medium! The portability of the pencils are really great, you can take them anywhere!” Comments Tiffany.
Tiffany has paintings published all over the world. She has worked with Marks & Spencer's on their Wall Art collection, as well as having her paintings reproduced onto ceramic tiles by Fiesta Collectables. In 2012, Tiffany was commissioned by Wetherspoons to create two large Fractured paintings for their ‘Beehive’ public house at Gatwick Airport. Her drawing of St Paul’s Cathedral was also featured on the packaging of the new Derwent Chalk Pastel Tin, sold in stores worldwide.
In 2005 she was a finalist in the New Artists Competition run by DeMontfort Fine Art Publishers and in January 2006 won The Bacchus Painting Award. She was also Highly Commended for her painting ‘Harbour Boats’ in the National Acrylic Painters Association exhibition. This year, 2014, Tiffany is one of only two UK artists who's work was accepted into the prestigious Pencil Society Exhibition in Canada. Both submissions in her Fractured style.
Tiffany has regular exhibitions throughout the UK, including ones in the UK Coloured Pencil Society, St Ives, Scotland, Wales and Surrey Open Studios. She is also a member of The Society for all Artists, The UK Coloured Pencil Society and The Fine Art Trade Guild.
Tiffany undertakes private commissions and works directly her clients creating bespoke pieces of art for their room schemes. View and shop online for Tiffany’s work at www.artfinder.com/tiffany-budd or www.tiffanybudd.co.uk. Contact 07870 293424