“We are made of stars, seawater runs through our veins. We are all connected. This collection explores this connection—from the fractals and astral shapes making up all from nebulae to coral reefs, to the interplay of color and form illuminating lovers—skin on skin; a shape swimming for dark water—striking out for distant lands.”
—Kate Buckley on her "Sea and Stars" Collection
Award-winning poet and painter Kate Buckley was born in Kentucky in 1974. She began painting and writing poetry in early childhood, and went on to study fine art and advertising at the University of Kentucky, where she earned her BA. She holds an MFA from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and divides her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Laguna Beach, California.
A classically trained artist, working primarily in acrylics and mixed media collage, Kate Buckley explores subject matter ranging from mythology to philosophical quandaries of the modern age. Informed by her work as a poet, her serene and dreamlike images create worlds all their own.
Colorful, approachable and joyful, her work has been pictured in fine journals such as The Adirondack Review and New Southerner, and purchased by such entities as The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Her paintings are in private collections in California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, and New York, and in showrooms and galleries in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, California. She is the author of A Wild Region: Poems & Paintings (2008) and Follow Me Down (2009).
A member of the National League of American Pen Women (in both Arts and Letters) and a Certified Life and Corporate Coach, Kate also teaches Corporate/Team Building Art Nights. Her paintings are available for purchase and she occasionally accepts commissions. Most recently, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Laguna Mercantile in Laguna Beach, California.