Hi! I'm Barbara.
Barbara Teusink is an award-winning artist with oil paintings hanging in private collections across the US. A Crooked Creek Art League Master Artist, she has won multiple First Place awards as well as numerous other awards in local and regional competitions. She is a juried in member of Oil Painters of
America. Her work has been featured in a book: The Great American Paint-In (available on Amazon).
In her youth, Barbara loved drawing and other creative pursuits. However, in college she took the “sensible” route and earned a business degree. Her artistic pursuits were put on hold during her many years of working a demanding career in education technology. Upon retirement, Barbara decided to rekindle her creative side and took up painting.
A big believer in the power of community in both art and life, Barbara is very active in the Crooked Creek Art League. A multiple term past president, she currently runs the digital
presence for CCAL as well as planning and managing the League’s projects placing community art all around Chapin.
Barbara’s subjects include still life, floral, portrait, animals and landscape. A contemporary realist, she strives to capture and
preserve the fleeting moments of life; an expression, the light, the season, a striking arrangement, or scene. Barbara also accepts
commissions. She loves working with clients to help bring their memories and ideas to life in a custom painting. She also offers private lessons and mentoring for aspiring artists.
Using line and color to create visual representations of the many glorious beauties in our world is magic to me. I love that there is
always something more to learn and try, but nothing thrills me more than to have someone be moved and drawn in by one of my works.
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