Natalie Bucki

March 6, 1926 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 94)

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Franklin, NC

Natalie Bucki, 94, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020, after a life filled with painting, travel, and good people.  Of her painting, she said “My desire when painting is to create a space with light and color and to invite the viewer to enter.  I no longer paint on location, preferring to take my own photos and/or sketches to work with.  I adjust and modify to please myself, trying to create something with more depth and light than a camera can.  I have had 65 years or more of creating portraits from live sittings and from photos.  When I sell a painting I reserve all copyrights to myself, but God gets the glory.”

Her husband of 64 years, Henry J. Bucki, died in 2008.  Together they travelled to 47 states, working art festivals and enjoying national parks and the people they met.  Natalie is survived by her son, Michael, a grandson, Michael, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, a favorite niece, Suzy, and a wonderful nephew, a second son, Lynn Hunneyman. Natalie and Henry are together again.

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