Barbara A. Ensley


I was born in the United States, but spent most of my childhood in the beautiful county of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. When I did finally move back permanently I decided to make Tennessee my home and it was while I was going to school for Art in Chattanooga that I met the love of my life. We joyfully started a family of four boys and I put my art to one side to be a stay-at-home mom, but the paints and brushes were never far away. I would often paint in the evening after the kids were in bed and found acrylics to not only be brightly colored but fast drying (something that is a plus with little kids). Now for the first time in many years they are all in school and I am back to my beloved art. And I finally have a studio!!

influences: art nature, reading, travel, poetry, sacred texts, going to galleries, color, meditation, music, dreams, and the simple beauty of the earth to name a few

favorite artists: Klimpt, van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Frida, Rousseau, Chagall, Charles Burchfield, Odelin Redon, Matisse.

What I do:
  • acrylics
  • mixed media
  • fabric crafts
  • collage

  • watercolor
  • pen & ink
  • paper crafts
  • murals
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