Dina Buckley
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"Draw me a horse."

As far back as I can remember, that's how people identified me: the girl who draws horses.

From their soft, whiskered muzzles to their long, flowing tails, horses are beautiful, majestic creatures, and I wanted to share their beauty with my number 2 pencil and crayons. In my artwork, I'm still moved to share the things I find beautiful or interesting. My subjects are often animals, but in nearly every sight or situation, I find something worth contemplating.

Since being introduced to artist quality colored pencils when I was a teen, they have remained my preferred medium. I enjoy the color depth reached through layering and the translucent nature of colored pencils. I'm drawn to the precision of detail a fine point can achieve, while still amazed at the multitude of effects that can be attained with various techniques and solvents.

I also enjoy dabbling in other mediums, such as acrylics, watercolors, pastels, fabric arts and clay sculpture. I currently work as a software developer and create in my spare time, but I do take a limited number of commissions. For more information, contact me. Please visit my Gallery to view some of my past and current work.

Select Exhibitions and Awards

  • Group Exhibition, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA (2017)
  • Group Exhibition, The Loft, Culpeper, VA (2017)
  • Colored Pencil Society of America 25th International Exhibition, The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD, (2017)
  • Group Exhibition, Barry Art Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA (2015)
  • Group Exhibition, Louisa Arts Center, Louisa, VA (2015)
  • Juried Group Exhibition, Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD (2015)
  • Juried Regional All Media, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA), Fredericksburg, VA (2013), 3rd Place
  • Group Exhibition, Village Frameworks & Gallery, Culpeper, VA (2013), Viewer's Choice
  • CPSA 21st International Exhibition, The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA (2013)


  • CP Hidden Treasures - Volume 4, published by Ann Kullberg, 2017
  • CP Hidden Treasures - Volume 2, published by Ann Kullberg, 2014


  • Member, Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), National Organization and Metro Washington District Chapter
  • Charter member, Blue Ridge Art League, Culpeper, VA
  • Member, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Member, American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, KY


Dina Buckley with drawing Bolt Being Good