Ciara Barsotti

Hi, My name is Ciara and I make Art

I've been drawing animals real and imagined since I was a kid, and have always loved stories about worlds outside of and overlapping with our own. The Neverending Story, My Neighbor Totoro, and Jurassic Park are just a few favorite stories from my childhood lore. To this day I am enthralled by imaginative realism and the fantastic, and I love to explore my dreamscapes through painting.

I was born in Ireland in 1991 and moved back to California with my parents in 1993. I grew up in Davis, CA where I was homeschooled with my younger brother, and moved to a little town called Paradise when I was in Jr. High with my parents and now two younger brothers. After graduating high school I married my husband, Jamison, who was studying mathematics at Chico State. We now live in Santa Cruz county where Jamison is finishing his Ph.D at UCSC and where we enjoy the local coffeehouses and where I love to hike in the surrounding state parks.

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