Portrait of our Artists Barbara Johansen

Barbara Johansen, lives in the Mango Groves neighborhood  of Lake Worth.  Barbara graduated from the Fashion Institute in N.Y. and  over the years evolved  from being a textile designer to a multi media artist.  The body of work I choose to  feature here are her Retablos unique one of a kind altar pieces inspired from her time in Mexico.  When one wants to express thanks, show gratitude, one would commission a retablos.  Barbara’s retblos feature Freda Kahlo, Buddha and The Virgin of Guadalupe and come in various sizes selling from $35 to $140.   Her work is in  shops around the country that specialize in hand crafted works of art.  This is just the first of many artists I will  feature here, who live and work in Lake Worth  “Support your local artists”.  If you know one send the info on to me here.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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5 Responses to Portrait of our Artists Barbara Johansen

  1. barbaranelles says:

    You picked a good artist to start with 🙂 Nice post, and pics, too.

    I love Barbara Johansen’s retablos and all her other work. She makes such beautiful jewelry. She’s got wonderful visual creativity and an eye for color, beauty and proportion. The best retablos–well, my favorite–is a Frida Kahlo retablos in a vivid sky-blue box. .


  2. betadolphin says:

    wonderful! Great to see Barbara here! Great photos!!!!


  3. Barbara says:

    thanks for a great write up.


  4. L M N says:

    Im looking forward to moving to Lake Worth and meeting artists like Barbara!


  5. Barbara and I have been friends since our college days at the Fashion Institute.
    She is incredibly versatile in her creative talents and collectors have the opportunity and joy
    of sharing a ‘part of Barbara.’


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