I am Barbara Carretta (aka Barbarasoulart), born on February 5th 1978, self-taught artist and dreamer with hands and feet on the ground .. currently Italian Paduan land ;-).
I love painting and drawing as long as I can remember it.
Passions that I have taken care of "despite" my studies in accounting and IT.
The love for art combined with that for nature and the environment also led me to deepen the themes of eco-sustainability and recycling applied, where possible, also to painting techniques in continuous research of materials and products. Materials that are respectful of the nature that surrounds us and in harmony with the soul reflects its essence.
I create my canvases using techniques that allow for total freedom of movement.
Thought remains, in the act of creating the work, at the total service of the soul which in the technique of automatic drawing has total control of the action.
I use the techniques of dripping with enamels and acrylics, watercolors and inks and experiment with the fusion of different materials (glazes, chalks, stuccos, recycled materials, woods collected on the beach, etc.)
I want to represent informal and formal life with color but also through the substance it can create on the canvas. My research at the moment focuses on the use of watercolor (and therefore of the water element), ideal for making images flow beyond the taboos and cages of the mind.
I love the abstract that I find a perfect way to give the soul the freedom to sing and communicate in a language that fits like a suit to each person. Currently, however, using the watercolor technique, I have decided to use a more figurative art as I find that these are times in which artistic communication must be immediate and clear. In my illustrations and drawings, however, I try not to copy reality but to interpret it and make it almost dreamlike, colorful, merging it with dreams and their magic.
The desire to transmit love, belonging and the courage to live and be divine in this life is what absorbs me totally and that I want to convey with my drawings and illustrations. Colors and sensations that like the flow of emotions and information in which we are immersed, I want to fix on the canvas, (paper or any other support) to be able to give voice to what inside us whispers every day, which guides us into the night if you know listen: our divine essence.