The Art of Dr. Barbara Bagan

artist, art therapist, educator, and consultant

Artist's Statement

I create art, practice art therapy, consult, and teach.

Expressionism informs my art; the depth psychology of C. G. Jung informs my therapy.

I am the Professor in Charge of Expressive Arts Therapy at Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona.

I consult with individuals, groups, and agencies. I share both my professional successes and mistakes.

I have been a nurse, a therapist, a teacher, and a university professor, but always an artist.

Making art provides the creative base for all my work. I celebrate in color the beauty of common subjects and ordinary scenes. I create in acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.

James Parkinson
Tulip Painting

Parkinson Tulip

The James Parkinson Tulip is the symbol for Parkinson’s disease. View Dr. Bagan's painting of the tulip and learn more here.


Veil Painting

Watercolor is one of the preferred mediums for use for patients with Parkinson's Disease. Learn more and view examples of veil painting.

Spring Into ArtThe
"Spring into Art"

Art Show

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

Award Winning Entries...

Second place in watercolor for "Promise of Spring."
Promise of Spring

Merit award in mixed media for "After the Rain".
After the Rain

Gallery of work

Irish Art

Celtic Knot Unwound (sold)

From the Heart Series Carved bullaun stone, Country Fermanagh

Achilll Island County Mayo, Ireland

Fairy Mounds, County Claire, Ireland

Under the Bog (sold)

Irish Eloquence With apologies to Samuel Beckett

On a clear night, Tara must be able to see the stars

Sally's Garden

Newgrange County Meath, Ireland (sold)

Welsh Art

Creed Cross, Wales

The View from Saint Govan's Cave

Watercolors and acrylics

Throat Chakra (sold)

heART Chakra (sold)

Heart and Soul

More Tulips for BF


Complements Attract

found heART