Geraldine Buckley


© Geraldine Buckley

A self-taught artist, born in London UK in 1948, currently living in Adelaide, South Australia.

I wanted a career in art but growing up in the 50-60's, plus family complications, made making that a reality very difficult. Science was my other love so I trained as a Medical Researcher and worked in hospitals and once for the pharmaceutical industry.

I painted in my spare time, mostly birds with acrylics, for over 30 years, but when I retired I wanted to try something new. In Feb 2016 I came across Ann Kullberg's web site and that spurred me to explore. I couldn’t believe that coloured pencils could produce such amazingly detailed images. So many talented artists too. I just had to try them!

I continue to read and research all I can about coloured pencils and experiment with them in a constant endeavour to improve. The choices of pencils and surfaces are endless and there’s so much to learn. I really love this medium and can fully understand other artist’s enthusiasm and passion for it. I only wish I had discovered it sooner.

I’ve had a lifelong love of animals and birds so they tend to my main subjects. I do some commissioned work, mainly pet portraits, and enjoy the variety that brings.

Ann Kullberg critiqued my work in her Color magazine in August 2017 and I was featured in her Hidden Treasures book of 2017.
I am also featured in her Hidden Treasures book for 2019 and the Member’s Competition book for the same year.