To our patrons:
For commissioned murals please know the estimated cost is $120 per square foot. A non refundable deposit of one third is required for work to start. Work can be paid for in full at the start or a time payment plan may be mutually agreed on.

Contact the artist or Sheri Bedford,

Commissioned Mural for an Assisted Living Facility

Sweet Chariot Music/Art Festival August 2017.  Sold at auction at last performance.

A commissioned piece for a little boy’s bedroom. Chalk & charcoal on blue paper. 4 ft x 16ft

Fernandina Beach FL . Murals Feb. 2017

“Mermaids” a 12×20 foot backdrop for the 2016 Sweet Chariot Art/Music Festival

Every year the first week in August, Buckley Smith paints Swans Island Music Festival backdrop live before an audience. If you’d like to buy one of these backdrops for your events, please email

Downwind to the Moon ~commissioned ceiling mural 7′ x 18′, oil
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The patron who commissioned this mural writes:

We found our new home in Maine just as we started thinking about our “encore phase” – the life we will be creating for ourselves as we transition out of our current professional lives …

With a steeply peaked ceiling in the master bedroom and little wall space to hang art, we thought about painting the ceiling in a way that would welcome us to each new day and send us to sleep with sweet dreams. We immediately thought of Buckley Smith – to whom we were first introduced by the Sweet Chariot Music & Art Festival on Swan’s Island, Maine. We already own two wooden cut-out acrylic paintings of Buck’s; we love how he depicts whimsical sailing adventures. So, we asked Buck to help us envision “sailing to a new life,” and made only two content requests: a couple aboard a sailing boat and a full moon. Steve and Buck exchanged ideas by email through the spring, and Buck took up residence in our home for two weeks in June 2012. Steve was on-site and able to watch the creative progress and shared dinners with Buck during the first week.

“Downwind to the Moon” captures it all. Two hands on the tiller; a couple leaning into each other; sails full of a good wind; accurate details of the boat’s rigging and sheets (we are sailors, after all, and would notice such things!); and a beckoning moon. We couldn’t be more delighted. It is everything we’d hoped it would be and beckons us to sail joyfully into our new life.

Thank you, Buck!!!

–Susan & Steve

Commission Mural…7ft x 12ft…oil on canvas. Polynesian Voyage (SOLD)
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The patron who commissioned this mural writes:Buckley Smith has captured my dream. After a New England Multihull Association talk and a trip to the South Pacific, I learned that years ago big catamarans in Polynesia moved small villages with their chickens, etc, to another island. That is quite a statement about community to me. I commissioned Buck to do a painting that would illustrate that sense of community and those brave voyages. The kite helping the catamaran sail downwind came from another NEMA talk.

Buckley Smith has painted a picture that makes my vision a reality on canvas. Thank you, my artist friend.

–L. J.

Commissioned mural in Italian villa


2008 Swan’s Festival, ME:
Sweet Chariot Music Festival
Backdrop. 12×30, latex paint

Blue & white mural commissioned for a Maine seaside cottage (2006).
This mural was made to compliment the blue and white china collection above and the blue motif of the cottage itself.

Moonsailors’ Language of Peace
Was done on a free-standing frame at the end of the Santa Barbara Pier for the opening of the Sea Center
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Murals are wonderful for attracting attention to your corporate fundraiser,opening,school event, etc.
These are 10 to 12 feet high, by 25 to 40 feet long canvas “murals” that can be mounted or hung on
the sides of buildings(inside or outside), hotel lobbies,gymnasiums, airports, etc. Contact Sheri
Bedford, if you have an event that could use the attention an
original Buckley Smith mural can bring to it.


Lighthouse Man
Benefitted the restoration of the lighthouse on Swan’s Island, Maine.
Buckley Smith can come to your location and paint the mural as a “happening” with music as a live entertainment spectacle or we can simply ship the finished piece to you. Price is negotiated.And of course, if you would like to dress up your home with a mural, just contact to tell us the details: a contented ship sailing in the moonlight of your child’s room?
A European mountain/lake view for your dining room?
Let us know.