Barbara Goodsitt

Barbara Goodsitt – Artist Statement and Bio
“I am a contemporary realist. I enjoy exploring exciting ranges of color, texture and light and strive to present the ordinary in unusual and interesting ways. Each stroke is applied with the spirit of the subject matter in mind. Inspiration comes from the beauty and simplicity found in nature and materials we encounter everyday”.

Barbara Goodsitt has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), Michigan Chapter of CPSA, and Detroit Artists Market.
Her art blog, Barbara Goodsitt Studio ( was recently selected by as one of the top 25 colored pencil blogs on the web. She is a past president of the Ann Arbor Women Artists organization. Barbara has illustrated many books for the University of Michigan Press, among other publications. Her art has been featured in Ann Kullberg’s publications, the Icarus Art Drawing Board website and by the UART Pastel Paper website. She teaches Drawing in Color for Washtenaw Community College and frequently leads colored pencil workshops in southeast Michigan. She also exhibits her work in juried art shows and galleries. Her website is