A former art director and graphic designer, Bud Burnham has been the recipient of more than seventy five awards, including a Grumbacher Painting Award. He also received six prestigious Hatch Awards. His work is part of the permanent art collection of Brandeis University. His paintings cover a wide range of subjects; portraits, landscapes, seascapes, children at play and children at the seashore. Employing a traditionalist palette his work conveys a sensitivity and gentility, especially reflected in his paintings of children.