Meet Painter Ciara Barsotti
Ciara is a creative force whose work successfully intertwines the soulful and the playful.
We touched upon many areas I know you'll resonate with, from finding your voice to making time for your art to pricing and selling your work on your terms.
The Astral Arch by Ciara Barsotti, Acrylic with tracing paper and pencil on Canvas, 16x20 inches, 2018 This painting portrays Arches National Park, a dreamy cloudscape, and Kat Eves as the Space Cowgirl. The Space Cowgirls are meant to represent inter-dimensional visitors to Earth, either back to a time when Earth was worth visiting, or to see if Earth is safe to return to.
Land Where My Mothers Died, Acrylic, Tracing Paper, Pencil, Canvas, 16x20 inches, 2019
Storm Chasers by Ciara Barsotti, Acrylic, Paper, Pencil, Canvas, 18x12, 2017
Lachesis by Ciara Barsotti, Acrylic, Paper, Pencil, Canvas, 20x30 inches, 2017
Mother by Ciara Barsotti, Acrylic, Paper, Pencil, Canvas Board, 8x10 inches, 2021 I’ve never seen the Shiprock, but when I came across photographs of that massive, jagged mountain, I knew I had to make it the subject of my next painting. It’s such an ominous land mass, and the blood-red color of the paint makes it even more so. The title combined with the fierce look on the Space Cowgirl’s face are meant to evoke mourning and a desire for revenge. While the Shiprock is still on Navajo land, this country was taken by the blood of the families who were here first, and I wanted to pay homage to that.
Salmon Run by Ciara Barsotti, Mixed Media on Canvas, 18x24 inches, 2022
Now if you're a regular listener, I'm sure you've heard me say there's no right way to be an artist. And it's true. But, there are definitely some common traits successful people of any practice share, and Ciara has them in spades.
I'm talking about curiosity, flexibility, and self-awareness. All the things that you need to have a growth mindset.I know you'll enjoy hearing from Ciara as much as I did.
Make sure you swing by the show notes for this episode to check out Ciara's work and all the links we mention, including a downloadable page from Ciara's personal planner. If you're a self-professed organization geek like me and Ciara, you're gonna love it. Enjoy the show.
Be sure to grab your copy of Ciara's personal planner page in the show links below.
I discovered Ciara when she commented on the podcast, so please remember it’s not uncommon for me to find guests throughout their comments and emails.
Though I can’t interview everyone I hear from, reaching out to me is the best way to make sure you’re on my radar. And it tells me I’m not out here talking to myself. So let me know what you’re up to, what you’re struggling with, and how you’re doing. I really do care.
Ciara Barsotti loves to paint landscapes inspired by her travels around the United States that inspire people to reconnect with the land they inhabit. She has developed a completely unique mixed media technique that lends itself to the ephemeral quality of our changing world.
Ciara is an avid hiker and runner and has been painting and making art since she could hold a crayon. After living everywhere from Santa Cruz, CA to Williamsburg Virginia in the last decade, she and her husband have settled back in their hometown of Chico accompanied by two cats, William Blake, and Nobody, and are expecting their first child due in December of 2022!
Cick the link below to get Ciara's personal planner page:
Ciara's Website: www.ciarabarsotti.com
Ciara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciarabarsotti/
Ciara's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDp_9B3-HgLOxoc-KXKo6wQ
The Whiteboard Room (Coaching): http://www.thewhiteboardroom.com/
Interview with Marcus Sheridan on how to talk about your pricing: Passionate Painter Podcast episode 58
Printful website for on-demand printing of your art: https://www.printful.com/
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