Description Here's a painting of a young girl from an archive B&W photo dating to the 1920's. I added the landscape in the upper right, which actually is another painting of mine. The painting is pastel, watercolor and Dr. Martin's Dyes on canvas. Strange thing about this painting is that 12 years later, the girl in the painting bore a striking resemblance to my daughter Shannon (we have a photo of her at about age 3 or 4 with a similar hair cut and its spooky!). At any rate, enjoy.
Christopher Buckley, Rockville Centre Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement Christopher Buckley was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where his early subjects included the streets, alleyways and tenement buildings in and around his boyhood home in Homecrest, as well as the late 19th Century architecture of Park Slope, where he spent many days while visiting his grandparents. As he began to explore his family history, Brooklyn's forgotten agricultural past was brought to life in the stories told to him by his grandfather, Gilbert Buckley, who was born and raised on an old Dutch farmstead in Flatlands where the Buckley's were tenant farmers. These stories, combined with a fascination with the city's urban infrastructure, all became primary themes throughout Christopher's art.
Today, Christopher lives in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife and three children. He continues to share his love of art with family and friends by creating a unique work of art for his family's annual holiday card and is extremely excited about reaching more people through his website at ImageKind.
Christopher earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from St. John's University.