About

Howdy!  My name is Barra Gustafson.  I am a visual artist  living in Austin, Texas.  My work is changes over time as does my materials on wood panels, paper or canvas.  I enjoy creating art that celebrates the imagination. Currently, I build multi layered paintings through self expression. I search to find joy and playful ways to be spontaneous during the process and rely heavily on intuitive responses.  The excitement of not knowing what will happen next generates a high level of energy that keeps me in the moment.

Painting allows me total freedom to be me while following the desires of my heart.

Please check out my web site

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home”  Twyla Tharp.

To see some of my work please contact me to set up a studio visit.   Please email me if you have questions about one of my paintings. barra@bargus-art.com

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. I enjoy looking at your colorful paintings and site! p.s. I had a best friend growing up named Alice Gustafson…and my family is of Larson’s = scandanavians! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Hi Lissa,

      Thank you for the kind words. Awesome–go scandanavians! My husband’s hertiage is Sweden,and he has heard many times of the Larson name up in Iowa. I think the name Alice Gustafson has a nice ring to it–best friends are shared hearts forever.

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