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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Emily Lovejoy
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Mary Singleton
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Louise Guidry
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Gabrielle Tolliver
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Kate R. Hanrahan
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Vergie Banks Painting
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Painting
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Maggie Jones Boudreaux
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Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
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Painting
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Darlene Langendonk
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Tony Hollums Painting
MARIGNY
Tony Hollums
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
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Shelby Little
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
Nightwork
Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
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SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Edison
Brent Houzenga Painting
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Brent Houzenga
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
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Lee Morais
St. Patricks Day
Charles Hoffacker Painting
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Charles Hoffacker
Oak Tree (Red)
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
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Connor McManus
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
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Nurhan Gokturk
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Plated Oyster
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
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Sarah Nelson
ADORNED III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
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Lori Sperier
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John Turner Painting
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John Turner
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Sean Clark Painting
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Sean Clark
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
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Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
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Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
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Drew Cooke
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Malak Morgan Painting
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Malak Morgan
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Nancy Lassen Painting
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Nancy Lassen
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Anya Lincoln Painting
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Anya Lincoln
She Changes
David Lang Painting
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David Lang
Indigo 4
Alanna Ali Painting
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Louisiana Young Male Deer in Bayou Brush
Caroline Youngblood Painting
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Caroline Youngblood
Dr. John
Toné Lowe Painting
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Toné Lowe
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
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Saint Joseph Altar
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
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Michael Eble
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
"River Boat"
Isabel Perez Gomez Painting
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Isabel Perez Gomez
Ritual
Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
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Leah Morace
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
LAKE CHARLES
Morgan Allain
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
Marching Band - The Tuba Player
Jason Van Pelt Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jason Van Pelt
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
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Rise Delmar Ochsner
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
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Alexandra Kilburn
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
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Jeremy Paten
Song Trails
Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
Meditation #6
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
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Kristen Albrecht
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
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Kat Ryalls
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
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Paige DeVries
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Daryl D. Johnson Painting
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Daryl D. Johnson
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Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
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Cathie Stuckey Painting
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Cathie Stuckey
"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
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George McClements
Fluff
Maddie Stratton Painting
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Maddie Stratton
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
Bakery Village House Portrait
Hayley Roussel Painting
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Hayley Roussel
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Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Katie Yaquinto
Festival des Acadiens
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Catherine Walker Painting
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Catherine Walker
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
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Emory Nolan
Magnolia Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
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Rayne Bories
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Matty Whitcomb Painting
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Matty Whitcomb
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
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MILAGROS Collective
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Ron Smith Painting
SHREVEPORT
Ron Smith
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
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Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
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Ember Soberman
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Stephen Rooney Painting
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Stephen Rooney
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Lovely Surprise
Debbie Boyd Painting
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Debbie Boyd
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Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
Clifton Chenier
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
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Lucille Anderson
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
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Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
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HOUMA
Michael Slage
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Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
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Roz LeCompte Painting
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Roz LeCompte
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Amzie Adams Painting
MARIGNY
Amzie Adams
"Athena"
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
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Jacques Soulas Painting
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Jacques Soulas
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BE3K . Painting
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BE3K .
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
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George Dolgy
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Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
The Promise
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Mary Scinto
Bring Back Louisiana
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Vitus Shell
Jazz Festing
Connie Kittok Painting
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Connie Kittok
Flowers from my Daughter - Print
Nancy Rowe Painting
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Nancy Rowe
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
French Quarter Stroll
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
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Lyla Clayre
NOCII Black (Medium)
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
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Queen Hope Parker
Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
MANDEVILLE
Donald Fontenot
"Birds of a Feather: Cockatoo"
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
RUSTON
Emily Pullin
Street Parade
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
JEFFERSON
Ayodele Owolabi
Past Life
Jessie Chappuis Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Jessie Chappuis
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Emma Fick
My people were fair and had sky in their hair
Johnny King Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Johnny King
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Bubbles at Brunch - Fine Art PRINT
Kristy Oustalet Duke Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Kristy Oustalet Duke
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Gabriel Flores
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Sean Randall
Days Like This II
Cierra English Painting
BATON ROUGE
Cierra English
Sign
Ben Hamburger Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Ben Hamburger
New Orleans NOT NOLA
Danielle Keys Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Danielle Keys
Irish Channel, framed
Josie Azuma Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Josie Azuma
Temperatures Rising #17
claire gowdy Painting
BATON ROUGE, LA
claire gowdy
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