Barbara Bagan · Contemporary and Abstract Art

I am an artist, an art therapist and a teacher of art and art therapy.

I live, work and teach in Scottsdale, AZ. For the last 30 years I have created art, taught art and psychology/counseling, and engaged others in the creative process.

I am a member of the Scottsdale Artists League, Arizona Watercolor Association, and a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance. I have taught college, university, and studio courses in my native Midwest and in Arizona since moving here in the late 80s. I have exhibited and won awards for my oils, acrylics and watercolors in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Arizona. After painting in oils for the first part of my art career, I now work primarily in acrylics and watercolors and only recently discovered the challenges and delight of Yupo, liquid watercolors, and alcohol inks.

Thank you for visiting and taking an interest in my art.

Artist Statement

“Making art has provided me with meaningful and purposeful ways to express myself and to help others express themselves in similar ways. I use art on a daily basis in a variety of forms in both my personal and my professional life. For me, making art is not entirely about the product but primarily about the creative process, and most of all about trusting that process.”


The “Spring into Art” Art Show

Sponsored by the Arizona Art Alliance Association: March 7 -April 1, 2012

Award Winning Entries...

Promise of Spring

Second place in watercolor for “Promise of Spring.”

After the Rain

Merit award in mixed media for “After the Rain.”

James Parkinson TulipJames Parkinson Tulip

Used with permission on marketing materials for the Poland’s Warsaw Regional Parkinson's Disease Association. Reproduced with my permission for the cover of Clinical Chemistry, October 2009, a special issue focused on Parkinson Disease.