Carolyn Busenlener

Artist + Carolyn Busenlener

     I am a New Orleans city gal that has "escaped" to the country. We built my studio after Katrina in Pearlington, Mississippi and I have never been happier. My studio is located on a bayou next to a pond. There are no other houses in sight. The seclusion helps me focus on my painting practice.

     As a young woman, I graduated from Newcomb College of Art, Tulane University after spending my first two years of college outside of New York City.   I received a BFA with a painting major from Newcomb.  Then my husband and I raised a family in New Orleans where I taught art for 20 years.  I always continued to paint, first in oils and later in acrylics.  I painted in my kitchen, the carport, or a spare room.

     I call myself an abstract expressionist because I play with composition, color, shape, and mark-making trying to express my emotions at the time.  I am influenced by the nature outside my studio and my life experiences.  Painting has given my life joy and purpose. It has helped me weather life’s difficulties.  Art is my therapy.  I always know if I want to feel happiness, I just need to step into my studio and create.

     Over the years I have received recognition.  In 2012 and 2018, I was awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship.  In 2014, I was invited to participate in the Mississippi Museum of Art Invitational.  I received the Hiatt Fellowship in order to travel to benefit my art.  The Mississippi Museum of Art now has one of my paintings in its Mississippi permanent collection.  I have received awards in various juried shows.

       Painting is what I love, but I do not love marketing my work.   I hope my paintings bring pleasure to others.  I am especially thrilled when someone responds to my work and wants it in their life.


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Painting
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Painting
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Lee Morais Painting
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Painting
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Cathie Stuckey
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Painting
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Antonio Ferachi Painting
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Emory Nolan Painting
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Emory Nolan
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Painting
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Painting
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Emma Fick Painting
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Painting
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Bring Back Louisiana
Connie Stephens-Eaton Painting
SHREVEPORT
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Stephanie Reed Painting
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Stephanie Reed
"Three or Four Shades of Blue" homage to Charles Mingus
George McClements Painting
NEW ORLEANS
George McClements
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