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 a demanding career. Upon retirement, she 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 community art projects all around Chapin.
Barbara’s subjects reflect the natural world with florals, birds, animals and landscapes. 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 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."
Thanks for Visiting My Website!
"I want to thank you for your beautiful portrait of our Sammy. You captured his facial expression perfectly, doing what he loves to do best... perch on the back of the sofa and watch the house. I also notice that John told you I love birds and flowers and you worked those into the portrait. You are very talented, and we are so fortunate that John found you and you agreed to do the painting. As you probably know, John and I have been married for 50 years. I think he chose the best anniversary present for both of us and you made it happen. Thank you again for the work you put into this picture. And I also love the two paintings he got me for my birthday. We’ll be checking your web site for more of your lovely works."
~ Peggy and John