Eric Buechel was born and raised in New Jersey. His artistic abilities emerged early in life, and he was fortunate to learn many of his skills from his father, Ernest J. Buechel, Sr., who was a talented artist himself as well as a master ship-modeler. Eric spent much of his youth absorbed in studying the great masters, often taking trains into New York City as a youth to spend hours in the museums. After high school, Eric attended the DuCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey. He had the opportunity to study with Dr. Furman J. Finck, an official presidential portrait painter, author, and Dean of DuCret at that time. He learned much of his incredible detail from Dr. Finck. Eric later transferred to Broward College in South Florida where he earned his degree in fine art. He soon went to work in Manhattan and began his career as an illustrator and later as an art director.
His career path took a different turn for several years but his heart was with his first love – art. Then in 2002, he moved to Tennessee and is now able to embrace the opportunity to focus on art, once again, full time. He is a national award winning artist. When he is not creating, Eric enjoys spending time on his property with his wife, tending to their bees and searching for inspiration for his next project.