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Check out Barb Flunker’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Barb Flunker.

Barb, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Making art has been a part of my life from little on. After my two sons were grown, they encouraged me to enter the art world. Being self-taught, it took determination and persistence to present my work to others. I have been fortunate to exhibit at Anthony Philip Fine Art in New York NY, Denise Roberge Gallery in Palm Desert CA, Mark Palmer Gallery in Paducah KY, Serendipity Gallery in Boca Grande FL as well as COCA and CAM in St Louis MO.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
As a mixed media artist, I am interested in the melding of the natural, man-made and spiritual aspects of our lives. Using my hands to manipulate the natural and man-made materials they evolve into textural three-dimensional sculptural pieces. When applying oils to the canvas with my hands and letting my internal spirit take over, the work evolves into bright, luxurious, textural work. When completed, the artwork is always different and better than had been planned.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Working as an artist can be challenging. Being a self-taught abstract artist can be even more challenging. With a lot of determination, persistence and luck, you can carve your spot in the art world. People can help the artist by offering grants, studio space, sharing the artist’s info on social media and bringing others for studio visits. Sales help also!

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