Yates Mill Pond, Raleigh, NC, by Luke Buck
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
Stop by Ashley's to see this great painting of Yates Mill, historic NC grist mill.
Image size: 24"w x 18"h.
31.5"x x 25.5"h Framed
"This is one of the best paintings of Yates Mill, near Raleigh, NC." says Rick Mullen of Ashley's Art Gallery.
A limited number of giclée canvas editions may still be available at Ashley's Art Gallery, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Among my favorite painting subjects are old mills. Such is my oil painting titled, "The Yates Mill Pond". The picturesque "Yates Mill" was built in 1756, and restored in the 1800s. Recently renovated, the water-powered grist mill on Steep Hill Creek has served Wake County, North Carolina for over 200 years. The Yates Mill County Park is now a center for education and research, with field classrooms, boardwalks, a 20 acre mill pond, and hiking trails through more than 600 acres of habitat. Efforts are ongoing to develop the park with and a portion of the funds from this limited edition Giclée reproduction was donated to Yates Mill Associates, Inc.
About Luke Buck - The Artist
Luke Buck, a native "Hoosier", grew up in Indiana with a love for life, art, and nature that is evident in his nostalgic paintings of Americana landscapes and American wildlife. He was raised in a family of artist with not only his father, but also his Mother, one Sister, and three Brothers, all of who were blessed with artistic talents from fine arts, to music, and poetry. Buck lives in the perfect environment for an artist as Indiana is rich with art heritage. Nineveh, Indiana, where Luke resides, is the birth place of William Merritt Chase, one of the founders of the impressionism movement from the mid 1800's and founder of the New York School of Art. Chase inspired several Indiana artist of his period that later became known as The Hoosier Group. Many other prominent artists later joined the art colony in Nashville, just south of Nineveh, Indiana, that even today is a Mecca for artist from throughout the country. Most of Luke's art education and influence came from training he received from his artist father, Harold Buck, whom he shared a studio with for many years. Luke studied figure drawing at the John Heron Art Institute while majoring in art at Arsenal Technical High School, both in Indianapolis, Indiana. He majored in art in high school and received a Vocational Certificate in Commercial Art upon his graduation from Tech in 1960. This school launched Luke's art career by placing him in his first commercial art job with the Herff Jones Co. as a designer and illustrator of class rings and signet jewelry.
Luke's artistic talents have won him numerous honors and awards through the years.
His work has been exhibited in major juried art shows and events,
including Invitational shows and a partial list of these include the following:
America in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
American Miniatures, Settlers west Galleries, Tucson, AZ
Art of The Animal Kingdom, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Florida Wildlife Art Expo, Orlando, Lakeland, & Sarasota, FL
Hoosier Art Salon, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Artist Club, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Artist, Past & Present, Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN
Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition, Nashville, Indiana
Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit, Henderson, KY
Masterpieces in Miniature, Picture This Gallery, Alberta, Canada
Missouri Wildlife Art Festival, St. Charles, MO
Nature Art Festival, Jamestown, N.Y.
Naturework's Wildlife Art, Tulsa, OK
Plantation Wildlife Festival, Thomasville, GA
Small Painting Society of Brown County, Waldron Gallery, Nashville, IN
Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Charlestown, S.C.
Southern Wildlife Art Festival, Decatur, AL
The Disney, "Festival of The Masters", Lake Buena Vista, FL
Waterfowl Art Festival, Easton, MD
Ashley's Art Gallery, Fuquay-Varina, NC