Born in Rovigno, D'Istria, Italy, John moved to California at the age of 11, where he attended college, and continues to live today. John is dedicated to painting directly from nature and paints outdoors almost every day, capturing the ever-changing landscape. John has been featured in many national art magazines and books. His works have been included in many shows across the country including "Masters of the American West" at The Autry Museum, Plein Air Painters Of America at the Haggin Museum and "Then and Now 100 Years of Plein Air Painting" at the Irvine Museum.
John Budicin is a Signature Member and past President of the Plein Air Painters of America. He travels the world to paint and teach.