Langford Barksdale

Langford has painted since childhood using creative expression as a means of communication. Raised in the design world, she is the the daughter of one of Nashville’s first Interior Designers.

Her early years were spent surrounded by luxurious fabric designs and wallpaper books. In high-school she began painting large scale oil canvases in the hallways utilizing figurative expressive themes as directed by Rosemary Paschall of South Africa.

She was encouraged to attend RISD for pre-college portfolio preparation where Langford painted large figurative oil paintings. For University studies, she decided to remain in the south and studied art at the University of Georgia in Athens where she had the opportunity to study under REM’s videographer Jim Herbert and Environmental Sculptor Mel Chin.

During courses abroad in Cortona, she was greatly inspired by the spiritual nature of Italian culture and the imagery painted in the Sistine Chapel and throughout the beautiful architecture in Europe.

After receiving her BFA in painting Langford moved to Switzerland to pursue art + theology. She traveled extensively throughout European museums from Zurich, Stockholm, Vienna to Oslo.

Two artist residencies in Northern California gave her the momentum and time to focus on creating a series of wonderful tapestries that were displayed from the local old growth trees.

Her exhibitions continue in a variety of settings from the East to West Coast. Her artwork has become a part of collections across the globe.

She has led children’s workshops at Cheekwood Art Center, Aspen Art Museum and served as Children’s Program Director at The Anderson Ranch Art Center.She currently travels to explore, gather inspiration & spends her time creating new art in Aspen, the Pacific Northwest & Nashville.