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.