My chat with Italian abstract and conceptual artist, Jessica Rimondi

Episode 223: Today I chat with Italian artist, living in Germany, Jessica Rimondi. I met Jessica on the Saatchi website, and I knew I had to chat with her. She does these stunning paintings that look like collages. We talk about her practice as well as creating value, and the alchemy of art as a life practice

Identities, 2015, Mixed media on wood

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My chat with NYC Artist, Roland de Fries

Episode 222: Today I talk to German artist, Roland de Fries, who lives in NYC. I found him in the Saatchi gallery. He does installations, he draws, he paints landscapes in plein air and abstract. He teaches, he leads art walks through the museums of New York. He carries a sketchbook around with him everywhere to capture his images. We talk about learning to see.

A glimpse of Roland’s sketchbook

William and Beaver, 2003
Home I 2021:22

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My chat with Charlotte-based, visual artist Tina Alberni

Episode 221: Today I talk to visual artist and entrepreneur, Tina Alberni. She doesn’t limit herself to one medium or specialization. She experiments with many different types of media. She explores everything from acrylic paintings to sculptures, to public art, to NFTs.

Assemblage Project: Cocci, Bacilli, Spirilla

Canvas, Glass, Inks, Acrylics

Collective Memories,
Corks, copper, glass, natural elements and acrylic

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My chat with artist, William A. Noguera from San Quentin

Episode 220: Today I talk to artist, author and speaker, William A. Noguera, who works from San Quentin. Along with 3 new podcasts and 3 new books, he has a solo exhibition on the Mezzanine at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte which goes until 9/10/22. We talk process, motivation, and identity.

[Check out my first interview with William, three years ago].


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My chat with Ukranian artist, Nikita Busyak

Episode 219: Today I talk with Ukrainian artist, and inventor of the Glowing Archisketch technique, Nikita Busyak. We talk drawing, we talk photography, we talk education vs. inspiration. We talk Instagram layouts.  I think we cover it all. Enjoy!

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My chat with Latchkey Gallery NYC curator, Charles Moore about the Tempus Fugit group exhibition

Episode 218: Today I chat with Charles Moore, curator at the Latchkey Gallery in NYC about the Tempus Fugit group exhibition.

The exhibition’s purpose is to inspire the strength and resilience needed to endure the 24-hour news cycle that leaves people feeling broken and discouraged. Through their impactful creations, this group of 11 impressive artists offer comfort and inspiration as they continue to work towards a fair, equal and diverse country.

“From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we’re bombarded with a constant stream of negative news, ranging from inconvenient to apocalyptic…. Every day, we experience a new traumatic event, making it difficult to focus and forcing us into survival mode from one day to the next. These issues make it exceptionally difficult to enjoy our day to day lives, and rob artists of time to focus on creating meaningful art.”

Tempus Fugit represents a group of artists who have forced themselves to step back and observe society in a meaningful way, with their resulting artwork helping us to make sense of the chaos that surrounds us. Their thought-provoking creations address issues dominating today’s headlines, such as systemic racism, women’s rights, American democracy, voting rights, and the LGBTQ community’s fight for equality. Participating artists include Chellis Baird, Kevin Claiborne, Lindsey Brittain Collins, Leah DeVun, Camille Hoffman, Keli Safia Maksud, Emmanuel Massillon, Lydia Nobles, Calli Roche, Telvin Wallace and Esteban Whiteside.

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Art conveys the words the artist often might not have been able to speak aloud. In, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting, Charles, a long-time art collector and art historian, introduces novice collectors and would be collectors to the art world, its deep roots, its connections to our pasts, and its hopes for our future. 

If you ever wanted to become a collector, wanted to learn more about the African American art, or want to deepen your knowledge, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting is a fascinating, immersive, and essential guide to developing a meaningful and awe-inspiring collection.

In The Brilliance of the Color Black, Moore captures the essence of exceptional Black artists, through interviews and dialogues exploring their quests for recognition of their brilliance.

Moore touches on the powerful relationships between collectors and artists, as well as on the intricate and fascinating business of art ownership, from managing your assets to supporting the growth of Black art through sponsorship and involvement.

The color black evokes a myriad of emotions, and that’s what makes it one of the most impactful shades on the palette wheel.

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My chat with Galeria Pura Vida owner, Kristen England, about the Virgin Voyage exhibition

Episode 217: Today I chat with gallery owner and artist Kristen England. Her Galeria Pura Vida in Costa Rica is officially open. Pura Vida means not stressing the little things, allowing space for the infinite possibility of the positive. The first exhibition is Virgin Voyage.

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Danish artist in Spain, Caroline Krabbe chats with me about her Catarsis exhibit

Episode 216: Danish artist in Spain, Caroline Krabbe chats with me about her first solo exhibition, Catarsis at the Museo De Nerja.

In the exhibit, she uses both her paintings and ceramics to achieve and express catarsis, a greek word, the root of our catharsis, which is to purge and purify emotions to bring about spiritual renewal or release from tension.

Ceramic Dog
E•ART•H (earth)

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My Chat with artist & author, Scott Ginsberg, The Nametag Guy about marketing

Episode 215: Today I talk with Author, Speaker, strategist, inventor, singer/songwriter & movie maker, Scott Ginsberg. Scott is known as “The Nametag Guy” because he wears a nametag 24/7.

I’m still on my quest for the “Entrepreneurial Mindset,” and he shares some great insights about success, marketing, and thinking.

I was pleased to find out he actually created a whole toolkit for inspiration emergencies, Prolific is sure to get you out of your creative doldrums.

Tunnel of Love is presented as a serialized, episodic documentary. The movie’s centerpiece is a live concert, so he released each song as a stand alone chapter. Here’s the episode schedule.

Eyes Full Of Dreams is a musical and motivational masterclass about making use of everything you are.

Dreaming isn’t dead, it’s simply been forgotten. Removed from our language. Sentenced to obscurity. And so, the educational need isn’t schooling, it’s shedding.

Through in studio performances and inspiring urban footage, the film isn’t teaching people how to dream, but teaching people how to unlock the portals through which dreams can enter.

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My chat with Scottish painter, Luna Smith

Episode 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.

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Original Landscape Painting by Luna Smith | Fine Art Art on Canvas | Icy River
Original Landscape Painting by Luna Smith | Fine Art Art on Canvas | Icy River

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