Vivien Budge fine arts

I love to paint!  While I'd like to be able to paint absolutely anything, I am strongly drawn to portrait painting. 

My South Africa is one of the most diverse, exciting, troubled but crazy-wonderful countries in the world and I believe that South Africans have so many interesting and inspiring stories to tell.  I feel great admiration at how people cope when "life happens", and I hope to try and capture some sense of that in my portraits.

I draw and paint anything that holds a special significance for me - South African landscapes, wildlife, indigenous flowers, any simple objects that have some (fleeting) magic or significance in my life.