Interview

Ryan Cronin’s ‘Obama, Big Left’ painting included in the PERMANENT art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago & I get to chat with him about it!!

Episode 531: Listen to my chat with Hudson Valley artist, Ryan Cronin, whose Obama, Big Left painting just got included into the permanent art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. He’s been painting for a long time. In fact, he was actually the first artist I contacted when I started this podcast 6 years ago. We talk about his vision, his inspirations, running a business, and of course, his most recent honor.

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Charlotte Photographer/Entrepreneur, Cass Bradley talks business

Episode 527: Today I chat with Charlotte photographer/entrepreneur, Cass Bradley about her corporate switch, entrepreneurship, her new mountain retreat, Wildhaven & so much more…

Deciding
Empowering portraits
Empowering portraits

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My chat with Charlotte Botanical Painter, Travis Johnson

Episode 236: Today I chat with Charlotte art educator and artist, Travis Johnson about his practice, We talk about being an art educator. We talk about his recent ArtPop successes & lots more. Make a note on your calendar that he will be having an exhibit at the Bliss Gallery in July 2024.

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My chat with curators, Henry Skerritt & Fred Meyers of the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Episode 232: Today I talk to Henry Skerritt and Fred & Fred Meyers of the Kluge-Ruhe Museum at the University of Virginia. This shows 50 years of of Papunya Tula artists. We talk about who the Papunya Tula artists were and why their work is still relevant. This exhibition goes until Feb. 26, 2023.

“Kungka Kutjarra Tjukurrpa (Two Women Dreaming)” by Tatali Nangala (Pintupi, 1928-1999), synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, Gift of John W. Kluge, 1997..jpg

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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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“Always Create,” James Burke: L.A. Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer, & Pyrographer

Episode 213: Today I talk to L.A artist, James Burke whose motto is Always Create, whether its design, photography, videography, pyrography…whatever. He actually lived in Charlotte for a while, but I met him on LinkedIn.

Concrete and Coping
Skate Park creates an interesting abstract image

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My chat with Charlotte Polymer Clay artist, Laura Brosi

Episode 212: Today I talk to Charlotte polymer clay artist, Laura Brosi. I catch up with her as she is getting ready to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk cats, we talk clay, we talk process, we talk about why she specialized her practice to polymer. I wanted to get a shot of her dress, because it’s FAB-U-LOUS.

Before 1940, the term jeep was US army slang for new recruits or vehicles, but the World War II jeep that went into production in 1941 specifically referred to the light military vehicle – making them the oldest four-wheel drive mass production vehicles now known as SUVs.

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Liam O’Gallagher: Chat with Kevin Wallace, of the Beatrice Wood Center

Episode 134 : Kevin Wallace, from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts returns to the show. He introduces me to the art of Liam O’Gallagher, who was a contemporary of Beato’s & a REALLY interesting guy. Kevin wrote a book on Liam which is linked below.

Featured Image: Bird, 1995 Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

Self-Trait
1997
Acrylic on canvas 
11″ x 14″
Untitled
n.d.
Acrylic on canvas 
12″ x 12″
Creation
2005
Acrylic on canvas 
18″ x 18″

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Franz Marc and August Macke at the Neue Galerie

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.

August Macke (1887–1914) Portrait with Apples, 1909 Oil on canvas
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau,Munich
Franz Marc [1880 – 1916] Bildmass 75,5 x 135,5 cm Inventar-Nr.: 2881
Person: Franz Marc [1880 – 1916], Deutscher Maler, Mitglied der K¸nstlergemeinschaft “Der blaue Reiter” Systematik: Personen / K¸nstler / Marc / Werke / Gem‰lde, Artist: Franz Marc
August Macke (1887–1914) Geraniums before Blue Mountain, 1910 Oil on canvasMilwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Harry LyndeBradley, 1961
Photo: John R. Glembin
Franz Marc (1880–1916)The First Animals, 1913Gouache and pencil on paperPrivate Collection

 

August Macke (1887-1914) Colored Forms I, 1913 Oil on board, mounted on panel LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, WestfälischesLandesmuseum, Münster, Germany Photo: LWL-LMKuk/Sabine Ahlbrand-Dornseif

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Melodie Thompson, Ohio Painter

 

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.

                                 Evening in a Red Dress

Red Mittens in the Snow
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