Episode 101: Today I talk to Ursula Barton about her Jailbreak Studios & Collective, which is an all female group. I first heard about Ursula on Chris Guillibeau’s Side Hustle School podcast, where she talked about her signature Cityscapes; the art she created based upon her hometown, Portland’s skyline. I loved the story so much, I knew I had to get her on my podcast, so through the power of the internet, I reached out & connected!
All images c. Ursula Barton. Used with permission.
Episode 100: Today I talk to David French, of David French Originals. David is a local celebrity around Charlotte, building an industry of precise, almost super-realist paintings of Charlotte landmarks. I had the opportunity to go to his studio for an “on-site chat” in what we call the “NoDa” neighborhood [North Davidson]. [I say it’s episode 101, but it’s actually my 100th episode!]
Good-bye Athens 1964-2006 8 oil on wood 36″x 80″ 2006 original in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC-17″ signed prints available
PENGUIN NIGHTS 2007 Oil on canvas 12″x36″ original in private collection. 17inch print available
Cabo-Fish Taco 2013, acrylic and oil on wood, 48″x24″ prints available, 17″ signed prints available
“THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER 2008″ NoDa Oil on canvas 8″x24″ Original in private collection Charlotte NC :17″ signed prints available
Goodbye Andersons 1946-2006 oil on wood 18″x80″ original in private collection of Bragg Investments, CHARLOTTE, NC–17″ SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS AVAILABLE
Spring at St Mary’s 2008 original in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC Apr 08 36″x80″ oil on wood – 17 inch signed prints available .
Episode 99 : Today I talk to Dr. Vivian Endicott Barnett, working with the Neue Galerie in NYC. The exhibition explores the friendship of two German artists and their roles in creating the Expressionist movement.
Episode 98 : Today I chat with Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her most recent exhibition at the Haley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio. I knew Melodie long ago when she lived in Charlotte. It was good to catch up with her. Lost my voice. apologies for the croaky intro.
All images c. Melodie Thompson. Used with permission.
Episode 97 : Today I talk to artist and manager of the Providence Gallery, Rod Wimer. The Providence Gallery has been around since 1978! We talk about the secret to their longevity, consigning art, working as an artist, all sorts of things. Lost my voice. apologies for the croaky intro.
Episode 96: Today I chat with author, Gerry Kearney…all the way in Galway, Ireland! We talk about his new book, In the Days that Were, which will be available on Amazon shortly. Find out why the Persse family is so fascinating that two non-Persses have written about them.
Gerry was kind enough to speak with me even though he wasn’t feeling well.
Episode 95: Rock Hushka, Senior curator of the Tacoma Art Museum returns to the podcast to chat with me about the Sun, Shadows, Stone exhibition. Adrienne Edmondson, director of marketing, joins in as well. It’s a great chat. We learn about photographer and former geologist, Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008), who has had a diverse and interesting career. It opened October 20, 2018 and goes through February 17, 2019.
Episode 92: Today I talk to Matt and Hope Hughes, of Ethereal Visions Publishing.They specialize in the lost art of illuminated manuscripts. They have two books out already. We are talking specifically about their new Mozart’s Requiem book, which the Kickstarter campaign started November 1st. You can find out more about, as well as purchase at www.mozartsrequiem.com.
Edgar Allan Poe: This and Nothing More Illuminated edition
Episode 91: Today I talk with art consultant, Stephan Van Kuyk…all the way in Germany! He’s the host of the Youtube talk show Berlin After Dark. He’s doing all kinds of things and he has a real heart for helping artists. You will definitely want to check out his site, I found this interview to be so inspirational! You should definitely subscribe to his show.
Episode 90: Today I talk to Robin Strongin at the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington DC. I generally try to stay away from politics on the podcast, but I had to learn more about this gallery.
They want to represent both sides, but no pro-Trump artists responded to their calls for artwork. They have to work with what they have. So I encourage any Pro-Trumpers and Right Wing artists to connect with them.