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Blue Lavender Gallery - August 2023: Barbara Teusink

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "Blue Lavender Spa Gallery", Barbara, with her serene painting "Canoe for Two".

Painting "Low Tide" by Barbara Teusink

"Canoe for Two"

Giclée Print from Original Oil Painting by Barbara Teusink

About the Artwork

Title: Canoe for Two

Media: Giclée Print from Original Oil

Size: 18" x 36" print on stretched canvas

Price: $295

A well loved turquoise canoe waiting dockside on a quiet foggy morning in Three Lakes in the Upper Peninsula in northern Michigan.

Based on a photograph taken by a friend while visiting a cabin owned by her husband's family for generations. I just love the hushed tranquility of the scene.

Derivation based on original photo by Julie Rice. Permission granted to use her image for reference. Thanks Julie!

----------------------------------------------------------- The original of this piece is sold.

Giclee prints of this piece are available:

- on archival paper (unframed) - on canvas (unmounted) - on canvas (mounted on stretcher bars for hanging)


Artist Statement

"Using line and color to create visual representations of the many glorious beauties in our world is magic to me. I love that there is always something more to learn and try, but nothing thrills me more than to have someone be moved and drawn in by one of my works."

Photo of artist Barbara Teusink

Artist Bio

Barbara Teusink is an award-winning artist with oil paintings hanging in private collections across the US. A Crooked Creek Art League Master Artist, she has won multiple First Place awards as well as numerous other awards in local and regional competitions. She is a juried-in member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in a book: The Great American Paint-In (available on Amazon).

In her youth, Barbara loved drawing and other creative pursuits. However, in college she took the “sensible” route and earned a business degree. Her artistic pursuits were put on hold during her many years of a demanding career. Upon retirement, she decided to rekindle her creative side and took up painting.

A big believer in the power of community in both art and life, Barbara is very active in the Crooked Creek Art League. A multiple term past president, she currently runs the digital presence for CCAL as well as planning and managing the League’s community art projects all around Chapin.

A very active member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Barbara has served in numerous roles including two terms as president. She currently serves as co-Webmaster and Social Media Manager, Parliamentarian and Community Art Chair. She served as team leader for the popular "The Arts Sail Into Chapin" sailboat project last year.

Barbara’s subjects reflect the natural world with florals, birds, animals and landscapes. A contemporary realist, she strives to capture and preserve the fleeting moments of life; an expression, the light, the season, a striking arrangement, or scene. Barbara also accepts commissions. She loves working with clients to help bring their memories and ideas to life in a custom painting. She offers private lessons and mentoring for aspiring artists.

You can see more of Barbara's work on this website at and at

For more Information: Email Barbara by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Blue Lavender Spa Logo

The gallery is located in the lobby of Blue Lavender Spa and Medical Aesthetics at 1400 Chapin Road in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.


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