“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot.  I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not spend my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”  - JACK LONDON -

                            Duckie - Wild Bird Painter / Master Jeweler

Our Duckie - Cherie Nowlin McBride - is the artistic fuel powering Duckie and the Grackle Gallery and Jewelry Studio. Duckie creates stunning wild bird paintings that reside in homes across Texas. In addition, Duckie is a master jeweler, having built years of experience and trust in her home town.

Duckie was born to paint! Her wild bird images began making a stir in 2004. We invite you to browse her paintings and pick your favorites.