Artist Biography

Judith K. Buckley lives and works in Athens, Georgia and is a member of the Athens Art Association and the Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF).

Since childhood, Judith K. Buckley has been interested in art. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Buckley graduated from the University of Cinncinati with degrees in fine arts and education.

A former high school art instructor, she has furthered her own artistic studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. She is currently teaching oil painting and has been doing so for more than a decade.

Buckley has participated in several painting workshops with regionally and nationally recognized painters.

Areas of interest include horses, landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Most of her landscape painting is done on location, where she captures the impressionistic effects of natural light and atmosphere.

The recipient of top awards in several regional exhibits, Buckley's work can be seen in many private collections throughout the eastern United States. Her painting of the antebellum President's Mansion at the University of Alabama Currently hangs in the Alabama State House in Montgomery. Her portrait of Dr. Norman Singer hangs in the University of Alabama Law School building.


University of Cincinnati: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education

Additional Studies

University of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham: Figure Drawing, Painting, Sculpture

1996 - Workshop with Sam Savitt, Equine Artist, at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Kentucky

1995 - Workshop with Bart Lindstrom on portraiture

1994 - Advanced Demonstration Class in Professional Portrait Painting with John Howard Sanden, recipient of the first annual John Singer Sargent Award, at The Art Students League of New York

1993 - Workshop with Charles Movalli: landscape painting

1993 - Workshop with Arthur Stewart: floral painting

1992-1993 - Classes with John Lonegran: still life

1991-1992 - Workshops with Jake Wagnon: landscape painting

1991 Classes with Rollina Klasing: charcoal portraiture

1990-1991 - Workshop with Jo Macon: oil portraiture

1990-1991 - Workshop with Greg Cartmell: oil portraiture

1989 Workshop with Rosco Wallace

1988 - Workshop with Daniel Greene: pastel and oil portraiture

1986-1989 - Oil painting studies with Belle Strong