Episode 133: Today I talk to an old friend, Darren Bowen, of Darren Bowen Photography. I met Darren when I worked at a Starbucks, downtown. He has since become quite the photographer. It’s a good time catching up, finding out what he’s been up to since I saw him over 10 years ago! [It’s a lot!]
All images c. Darren Bowen Photography. Used with permission
Check out the design Darren did with full text version of our chat on his website. It’s really great!
Episode 132: Today I talk to Caroline Krabbe, all the way in Spain!! [She’s actually Danish]. She is fabulous! I found her on Instagram & knew I had to chat with her. We have a very inspiring conversation about growing up in an artist family, running a gallery, and producing the best art possible.
Episode 129: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Deneer Davis. She’s a basketball player turned artist. She’s a muralist and she actually paints SHOES! She turned to art after an injury. You can find her at @neerperfection on Instagram.
Episode 128: Today I talk to Charlotte expressionist [he shies away from the title “artist”], John Slaney, whose exhibition, Real Mixed is up at Coffey and Thompson Fine Art Gallery. His eye-catching collages are packed with thought and meaning.
[Featured Image: A man admires his neighbor’s landscaping]
Episode 126: Today I talk with Charlotte artist, Greg Barnes about finding & doing what you were meant to do on this earth. It was such an inspiring conversation! I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Medium: Pastel on Paper Size: 16 x 20
Painted on location in Rockland Maine in Aug 2018.
Episode 125: Today I talk with Dr. Keith Cradle. He’s a cultural arts advocate, a community engagement specialist, and a nonprofit strategist. He’s on the board of directors at the Bechtler Museum. He works at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office in Charlotte, NC. We are going to see how he juggles all of this and how these things all intersect.
Episode 124: Today I talk to local artist & entrepreneur, Cass Bradley. It is so inspiring! She talks about she “escaped” a successful corporate career and made a very successful artistic career. She did it! She is a master at juggling many pursuits and passions simultaneously. [p.s. that obnoxious thud is from me dropping my phone. #sorry].
[featured photo: Empowered Portrait, Shamyra Parker, c. Cass Bradley,]
Episode 123: Today I talk to Raymond Kaskey, who has done many large-scale sculptures, including the Windy City Man, Chicago, Sculptures on the Square, Charlotte, N.C, Queen Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., & Hand of Noah, Silver Spring, Md., among others.
Episode 122: Today I talk to Sonya Pfeiffer, owner of the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, [also a criminal defense attorney] here in Charlotte, NC. We talk about the William A. Noguera exhibition, On the Mezzanine. This chat is really special because William actually calls in from San Quentin prison, where he lives and makes his work. The exhibition goes until June 15, 2019.
William A. Noguera Untitled – Max Opus, July 11, 2018 Gesso with Ground Concrete from San Quentin Yard and Acrylic on Paper. 44 x 28 in