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Ken Buckner Author Artist Photographer

Ken Buckner Author Artist Photographer

Ken Buckner Author Artist Photographer

Meet Ken Buckner, nationally renowned local nature photographer and artist.  Most of his photos were taken near his home in the South Brunswick Islands of North Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Sunset Beach, NC and Holden Beach, NC.

“I explore beauty with my camera. The photos show the journey” – Ken Buckner

Born in Ohio and raised in Michigan, Ken was educated at the University of Michigan and graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in California. He then traveled to London for a year of study in the student room of the British Museum…

Moving to Manhattan, Ken worked as an art director for various advertising agencies. He transferred to Los Angeles, received national recognition for his creative work on Cole of California, designed a logo for Bill Blass and an innovative ad campaign for Pendelton.

He moved to Connecticut to join a film group there and began work in photography and film for various educational and industrial accounts, especially SAAB of Sweden.

Ken illustrated children’s books for three years in Westport and then turned to fine art with a commission from a multi-national corporation to paint large oils depicting several northeastern states. He also began accepting portrait commissions which included the grandson of Alfred Bloomingdale.

A final move to the coast of North Carolina was made in 1976. He designed and built a studio near the sea and created in solitude, painting and photographing the beauty while completing over 100 low relief wood sculptures for various private and corporate concerns.

1n 1990, he and his then wife Terry, a nationally known portrait artist, established Doe Creek Gallery. The unique studio / gallery is devoted to aesthetic realism.

Ken began to concentrate totally on his passion – the beauty of nature.

Favorite Beach Photos – By Ken BucknerPhotography became his main medium of expression allowing him to combine his diverse art experience, the latest computer technology, aesthetics and his love of the natural world. He now plans to continue maximum contact with nature while creating photographs of timeless beauty.

Ken’s new book Favorite Beach Photos is “hot off the presses”.

It is a beautiful hardcover coffee table edition with 128 high quality 8″x10″ pages with 100 full color photographs.

Stroll sandy shores by the sea or the beaches of a lovely lake and see sunrises, sunsets and wildlife just as nationally renowned local nature photographer and artist, Ken Buckner viewed them through his camera.

This is Ken’s journey and you are invited to join him through these pages. Most of the photos were taken near his home in the South Brunswick Islands of North Carolina.

The book includes the occasional “story behind the picture.” Ken wants the reader to feel some of the excitement he experienced capturing these special moments in time.

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Martha Russ Author

Martha Russ AuthorMartha Russ Author

Martha Russ is a Cuban national who came to the US in 1961. Her hero is Marvin the Martian: Like Marvin, she’s a misunderstood alien. Martha lives in North Carolina, in tiny Ocean Isle Beach, which faces south toward her beloved island.

Martha’s book: “Beans & Rice: Growing Up Cuban” is a semi-humorous look at growing up in a different culture. Martha was born in pre and post revolution Cuba. Her parents struggled to get Martha out of Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan which brought children, mostly without their parentsover to Miami to Catholic School which placed them in foster homes. Martha came to the united states when she was 11 years old.

The book is filled with anecdotes about her childhood, her quirky mother and the culture shock of the transition to life in the United States.

There is really no way to explain just how fun and funny this book is – even when Martha is relating the difficulties and her family experienced during the revolution in Castro’s Cuba.

Martha is great friend to everyone at Ocean Isle Beach and a great wife to her husband Robert and mother and to her children here in Ocean Isle Beach

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Martha Russ

Martha Russ is a Cuban national who came to the US in 1961. Her hero is Marvin the Martian: Like Marvin, she’s a misunderstood alien. Martha lives in North Carolina, in tiny Ocean Isle Beach, which faces south toward her beloved island.

Martha’s book: “Beans & Rice: Growing Up Cuban” is a semi-humorous look at growing up in a different culture. Martha was born in pre and post revolution Cuba. Continue reading Martha Russ

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Artist Miller Pope

Meet Miller Pope, Author, Illustrator and founder of The Winds Beach Resort on Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Sea Trail Golf Resort at Sunset Beach, NC Miller. was born in South Carolina but spent most of his career during the “golden age of illustration” in the New York advertising and publishing arenas, after getting his start on the Marine Corps’ legendary Leatherneck magazine.

Miller studied figure drawing at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., at the Art Students League in New York City.
His works have appeared on novel covers and in major magazines. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators in 1957…
With his wife, Helen, he moved south in the 1970s and worked to develop The Winds Resort and Sea Trail Plantation on the Southeastern North Carolina coast.

In 2004 he lost his beloved wife, Helen, after 51 years of happy marriage. He has two grown children, one, a son, lives nearby and the other, his daughter lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Miller’s two grandsons live in Wilmington, NC. and his two grand daughters both live in Charleston, SC.
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