Julie Dupre Buckner is a Louisiana artist working as a portrait artist, illustrator, and teacher. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. To date, she has illustrated six books for Pelican Publishing Company and two for River Road Press, not including book cover illustrations. She illustrated the covers of the 2015 editions of "Gumbo Ya-Ya" and "Strange True Stories of Louisiana".
Mrs. Buckner's children's book illustrations have been on display at the Irving Art Center Museum in Texas as part of a group show. Her paintings and portraits were featured in a solo show at the Children's Museum in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has appeared in articles in the Baton Rouge Advocate, 225 Magazine, the Lafayette (IN) Journal & Courier, the Vicksburg (MS) Post, and Town Favorites Magazine. Her illustration work has garnered ADDY awards and her paintings have placed in numerous local and regional shows. Buckner was selected as the 2013 featured artist for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Art Auction. Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert, illustrated by Buckner, has won several awards, including a 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.