Epidsode 546: Today I chat with Chicago artist, Leah Gardner. Leah started painting during the pandemic, after she was laid off from her job in marketing. It’s a very inspirational story about putting in the work, learning the skills and creating a thriving business out of necessity in uncertain times.
Episode 545: Today I talk to Serbian artist, Dr. Radmila Urosevic. She lives in Paris, but I caught her on holiday in Serbia at her parents house. She just got her doctorate in Visual Arts last month! She talks about her maps, her jewelry she makes with acrylic paint, and her French blog Peinture Space.
Episode 546: A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to the Synchronicity exhibition at the Carillon Tower. It featured painter Stephanie Neeley and photographer, Stephanie W. Tomey. It was curated by Larry Elder. Their works just played so well off of each other. I was able to catch Stephanie W. Tomey to talk about it.
Episode 543: Today I chat with Peruvian artist, Gonzalo Hernandez and Natalie Kates, of Kates-Ferri Projects. We talk about the We Will Have to Tear Down These Walls exhibition, which investigates labor and the Capitalist’s impact on society. It goes until May 20, 2023. See it while you can. My listeners get a discount if you mention me!!!!!
Episode 542: Listen as I chat with illustrator and designer, Adam G. He calls his design Messy Mod, short for “Messy Modernism.” He is co-founder at TRUF Creative, an LA design studio which is known for branding, visual identity, and illustration. He loves Miro, geometry, patterns, and all things design.
Episode 541: Today I chat with Charlotte Expressionist painter, Kelly Tarasovitch. Kelly goes to my church and was commissioned to do a painting for Palm Sunday. When I heard her present her painting to the congregation. I knew I had to have her on the podcast.
Episode 540: Today I chat with Charlotte entrepreneur and ArtPop Street Gallery founder, Wendy Hickey. She transformed a career selling billboards into fine art, literally turning our streets into a gallery and featuring local art on billboards and signal boxes and supporting artists, as well. I talked to her in Episode 116, when she was starting, out doing it all herself. Now she and her staff are able to support and promote artists than she ever dreamed. She tells me how she did it.
Episode 540: Today I talk to photographer and super realist painter, Phil Bower [No relation to Steven Bowers from a few episodes ago]. Phil reached out to me from the UK after I had featured him in my Coup de Coeurs. He’s a fabulous Mod artist. He’s also in the Saatchi gallery.
Episode 538: Listen as I chat with Italian figurative photographer, Anna Ferrara…all the way in Italy…. about her photographs and her inspirations. She takes me into her portrait studio where she explores the topic of solitude, finding it interesting how some find freedom in it and others find restriction. Her pictures seem to tell a story and you want to find out more.