Carolyn Busenlener’s work has been exhibited throughout the nation in galleries, fairs, in private and corporate collections. She is widely known throughout the gulf south, having participated in artists workshops, juried exhibitions and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Being an ardent supporter of the arts, she is a member of the Mississippi Art Colony, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. And has earned distinguished recognition for her achievements and commitment to the arts. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, with continued studies at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Presently she is active in the artist workshop circuit and enjoys the fellowship of others who teach, create, and sell art across the United States and Europe.
Her work is acrylic paint and mixed media. Working in acrylics lends itself to experimentation. She begins her paintings with Bone Black or Payne’s Grey paint or wash. Working at first intuitively, she begins to add color, then step back to analyze. The editing process soon begins. Mark making is often to tie the forms together.
She is inspired by nature surrounding her studio in Pearlington, Mississippi. It is situated on a beautiful bayou, next to a pond and a swamp. However, sometimes her inspiration comes from the memories and life’s experiences that are always with her. In her studio she is able to transform her inspiration into a new world, as she sees it “In My Mind’s Eye.”