Barbara Burzillo     Placitas, NM

Barbara left her native New York in 1995 for the Southwest, with which she had fallen in love.

She is a self-taught artist. She explains, “my subjects are varied; however, my passion is the human form. I revel in dramatic gestures and bright pallettes.” She adds that whimsy and spiritual symbolism usually are present. “My inspiration comes from my spirituality."

She relies on the medium to be an active participant in determining the subject of her art. “While I sometimes plan,” she continues, “my most successful sculptures and paintings are of organic origins.

“I create art because it is a wonderful way to communicate at the deepest level with those around me.”