About the Artist
Frankie Buckley -
Frankie, a native Mississippian, is married and
the mother of two adult children, Tasha and Todd. She is blessed with a
beautiful granddaughter, Brianna.
Art has been an important part of her life from an early age. Growing up in
the countryside gave her the opportunity to observe nature. Her awareness of
the beauty in nature resulted in an appreciation for the natural beauty
found in the simple things in life.
Sunrises, sunsets, seasonal landscapes, fruits, flowers, birds and her
grandmother's collectibles are found in many of Frankie's paintings. She
adds a mood with a touch of romanticism to these subjects.
Frankie has won numerous awards. During the Reagan administration, she was
invited to hang one of her southern landscapes in the White House. Fourteen
of her paintings were selected to hang in the Mississippi Pavilion at the
World Fair in New Orleans.
Frankie's paintings are done primarily in watercolors and acrylics. She also
uses oils, gouache and mixed media.
In 1997 Frankie and Tommy made a major move back to the "countryside" of
Mississippi. They built a home, office, studio and frame shop on their
country hillside. This move has provided Frankie with new appreciation for
the beauty in nature. She has new inspiration to share her love of nature in
her art. Flower gardening, bird watching, nature walks on wooded trails and
sunsets reflecting in the fishpond has given Frankie a new excitement and
passion to paint. Hopefully, her art will give others joy and an
appreciation for the beauty found in the simple things in life.