Mandy Budan is an artist who was born in Toronto, Canada. She studied art in high school and in college, and then worked as a graphic designer for a few years. Budan did graphic design to get more experience in art but then later decided that she needed to have more freedom to create her own artwork. She recently got back to creating fine art on a full-time basis. Budan says that she still uses her graphic design
experience when she creates her artwork. She has also worked in many other mediums including oils and pastels but she mainly uses acrylic paints. Budan now lives just east of Toronto in Pickering where she continues to create new fine art pieces.