Interview with Charlotte, NC artist Barbara Ellis, recorded at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, NC. In this interview, Barbara talks about her journey from the corporate world to the art world, abstract expressionism, and how to find opportunities. Barbara also shares her advice for being a successful artist at any age. This interview is part of the How to Be An Artist Project. To learn more about the project, access educational resources, and to share your story, visit BeAnArtistProject.com. This project is partially funded by a grant from Fund For Teachers. To learn more about Barbara and her art, visit www.bellisarts.com. You can follow me, Wendy Aracich, on Instagram and Twitter: @ArtTeacherWendy.