Kerry W. Buckley
My lifelong passion for painting and drawing has become a full time obsession since my retirement from academic life in 2013. Since then I have studied classical painting technique with Barbara Johnson at the Guild Art Center in Northampton and at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. Every painting is a new challenge. I continue to learn with each brushstroke. I work primarily in oils but also in charcoal and pastel. Among contemporary artists, my paintings have been influenced by Randall Deihl, Scott Prior and Jane Lund, whose work is representative of the neorealist school of regional art in Western Massachusetts. I am irresistibly drawn to Vermeer and Hopper, who capture the holiness of light in intimate moments of solitude and reflection. I look upon art as more of a craft than a means of individual expression. For me, the work itself is a form of meditation. It is a creative process that absorbs the hand and heart. I am informed and humbled by centuries of tradition and inspired by contemporary artists who have mastered their medium and whose visions have enriched our perceptions of the world we inhabit.
Namequoit Morning, oil on canvas, 16"x20"
Hopper's House, oil on canvas, 16"x20"
On the Lee Shore, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Last Light, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Morning Ritual, oil on canvas 20"x24"
Closed for the Season, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Midsummer Evening, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Night Game, oil on canvas 18"x24"
Paperwhites, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Open All Nite, oil on canvas 16"x20"
Evening on the Charles, oil on canvas 8"x10"
Wolf Moon Rising, oil on canvas 8"x10"
Red Line, oil on canvas 24"x48"