Mary Buckley is a self-taught artist. Her college study gave her a degree in Piano Education, and she served in Church Music Ministry for many years. Her mother, Anne Parker, who was a well-respected artist and art teacher in the Jackson, MS area, influenced Mary since childhood in the area of art.
After enjoying her years at home raising her children, Mary began to develop an interest in pursuing art as a second hobby. She soon discovered a great love and latent talent, which progressed quickly with the help of private instruction from her mother, and many hours spent pouring over art books. She works primarily in acrylics, painting landscapes and florals with are expressive and exciting, with an impressionistic flair. It is her goal to bring an expression of God's beauty into our everyday surroundings.
She has won several awards including “Best of Show” at the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs, and also at the Cotton District Festival in Starkville. Her work has recently been featured in the recently renovated Cotton Mill in Starkville where you will see twenty four of her paintings representing various geographic areas across the state.
Mary’s work is primarily landscapes and florals which are expressive and exciting with an impressionistic flair. It is her goal to bring an expression of God’s beauty into our everyday surroundings.
Mary lives in Madison, MS, where her husband Bill serves as state director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.