Kates-Ferri Projects


Episode 205: Today I talk with Natalie Kates about her newest venture, with her husband Fabrizio Ferri, Kates-Ferri Projects, a new gallery in New York City. She talks about how 2 years ago, her and her husband started collecting artists instead of collecting art. By redefining the role of the gallery, she wants to cultivate the next generation of artists.

Kevin Sabo, Potential Connection
Nicole Basilone, Botany

Homeless Artist, David Tovey


Episode 204: Today I talk to UK photographer, painter, and installation artist David Tovey about his how art literally saved his life. He went from being homeless and suicidal to finding purpose and sharing inspiration through art. You can now find his work at the Tate and Christies. [I found him at the Rochester Art Gallery in the UK].

David at the very first Mini Mela event, in front of his Regent’s Place painting
From his Unknown Soldier film

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Stephanie Neely: Still


Episode 203: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Stephanie Neely whose show Still, I went to this past weekend at the Anne Neilson Gallery. It was snowing outside, but there is definitely light and inspiration in this exhibition. It runs through Feb. 26th, 2022.

Stephanie has had multiple careers, seemingly disjointed: Law…horticulture…kingdom ministry. It is so refreshing how she connects them all seamlessly.

7 White Roses is a study of Still. If you look closely, you will notice that they are the same.

Purple Thread

Featured Image, Good Friday

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My chat with Ronald Klip about Art and the Bible


Episode 202: Today I talk to web designer, Ronald Klip…all the way in Amsterdam!!!! I recently found his website, Art and the Bible. We talk about why the Bible is important in Western culture, in particular and the process of compiling and the need for art in learning.

p.s. Ronald emailed me after our chat, saying he hoped his “broken english” came across ok. I think it did, for sure. I probably have more “broken english” than he does. 😉 We kept losing our connection [darn Zoom], but he was awesome!…b

Christ and the Adulteress, Pieter Aertsen
Adoration of the Magi, Presentation at the Temple, Pieter Aertsen

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My chat with Pop Artist, Martin Kreloff


Episode 201: Today I talk with artist, and teacher, Martin Kreloff. He is classically trained, but he found his niche in Pop Art. He’s been doing it for over 40 years, and can be credited with bringing Pop Art to Miami. He has painted many stars, including several 20th century ones like Cary Grant, Estelle Getty, Joan Crawford and Esther Williams [who have his pieces included in their collections]

I was particularly excited to see this one of Esther Williams, whose film Dangerous When Wet, I saw at the Fox Theater in St. Louis. [I called it Slippery When Wet in the interview…oops].

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My chat with super-realist artist, Loren Valle


Episode 200: Today I talk to super-realist artist Loren Valle, who I met through Matt Elzweig. She’s fabulous. She is a nurse by day and an artist by night [sometimes vice versa]. She is the first artist to give me a description I can understand of how to actually do art that looks super real.

Silver fish. Oil, Traditional Art. 12” x 16” Cotton canvas panels. Created 2020

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Dr. Jordana Pomeroy: Bob Dylan Retrospectrum, Frost Art Museum


Episode 199: Today I talk to Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum about the groundbreaking Bob Dylan Retrospectrum, which features over 180 pieces of Bob Dylan’s art: his paintings, drawings and ironwork sculptures. It’s a touring exhibition which started in Shanghai.

One too many
Sunset, Monument Valley

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Thank you so much to Patricia Boyer for her generous patronage.

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Matt Elzweig, My Lockdown Sketchbook


Episode 198: Today I chat with NYC artist, Matt Elzweig [who I heard on Chris Guillibeau’s Side Hustle School] about his My Lockdown Sketchbook project. [He spent his lockdown sketching NYC sights and things around him]. I always love hearing about cool things people do with their unexpected free time that the pandemic brought them. This is a great story.

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Another chat with Charlotte artist Patricia Boyer


Episode 197: Today I catch up with my friend, Patricia Boyer. She’s a Charlotte based Abstract Expressionist who has always been doing great things [that I have had the distinct privilege to be a part of]. Since Covid, she’s found a lot of new and different ways to exhibit and sell her art.

Nothing but Love

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Charlotte Artist, Randy Skidmore


Episode 196: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Randy Skidmore about his adventures in Europe and in Charlotte. We talk about how to make a living as an artist, as well as his many careers; artist, chef, amateur ballet dancer, to name a few.

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