Though he exhibits at several places around West Virginia, including Tamarack, this is his first show at The Art Emporium.
"I've always been in love with that shop - I thought they had cool stuff," he said. When he was in Charleston, he began making a point of bringing his portfolio to show off his evolving work.
His exhibit contains 43 pieces.
Bucy studied art at Concord College, where one of the largest paintings he created was 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall.
Practically speaking, he said his art has to be able to fit into his car these days for easy travel.
"But I'm getting into dyptychs and triptychs," he said. The two- and three-panel pieces are large when hung together.
"You also have to consider your market," Bucy said. After all, he does want his artwork to sell, and customers consider not just style, but size when buying art.
While Bucy never completed his degree, he said he's determined to continue to pursue art.
"When I look back later in life, I don't want to say, 'What if.' "
Bucy said he's been productive lately, turning out two or more paintings on the weeks he is home.
"I've been very busy. I try not to let any opportunity pass me by," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.