Interview

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.

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Red Mittens in the Snow
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Rod Wimer, Charlotte Abstract Artist

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.

Abstract Art by Rod Wimer
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The Healing Power of Art

Episode 51: Brooke talks with Nancy Marshburn on-site about her Healing Power of Art series which are part of the Harvest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshburn uses her 20 year experience as a medical artist to combine art and science and anatomy and beauty.

Art has the power to heal.  It evokes an emotional response, and emotions have an effect on the body’s physiological responses.  Medical studies document the favorable therapeutic impact of visual arts:  Looking at art can change brain wave patterns, the autoimmune response and neurotransmitters that shift the body from stress to relaxation.  It also can modulate attitudes from fear to acceptance, from negativity to hope. Excerpt from Harvest exhibition press release   from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery.

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 Re-Pear, Pastel, 14″ x 10″

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Lemon-Aid, Pastel, 12″ x 9″

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Artichoke Heart-beat, Pastel, 9″ x 12″

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A Stent in Time Saves Fine, Oil, 9″ x 12″

Featured Image:  Transplant  Pastel, 11″ x 14

 

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FiFi & LuLu Designs (50th Episode)

Episode  50 : In a special 50th episode Brooke talks talk to her long-time friend Luann Schwall, who actualized her dream of being an artist after establishing a career as a therapist. Check out her designs at http://www.fifiandluludesigns.

(Editor’s Note:  This episode was recorded several months ago, and we have a large number of interviews that are back-logged several weeks.  All apologies to our listeners and interviewees.  We have been overwhelmed with the positive responses and the amount of downloads and page views.  I have been doing my best to make Brooke’s podcast the best it can be.  Thank you for your patience and for making Let’s Talk Art With Brooke possible.)

IMG_2044Lulu S :Tinsley

IMG_2045Lulu S.: Juelles

IMG_2046Lulu S.: Lola takes the plunge 

IMG_2047Lulu S:Barri and Family

IMG_2048Lulu S: Danni

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Lulu S: Landon 

IMG_2050Lulu S.:Fleming

IMG_2051Lulu S: Naomie

IMG_2053Lulu S.: Rebecca

Featured Image:  Lulu S.:  Fourth of July Doll

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Legendary Zelda

Episode 53: In Montgomery, Alabama, a few streets away from the Alabama State University campus, is a museum dedicated to the most famous couple of the 1920’s, F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. For many, the Fitzgeralds provide the lens through which we now understand, or attempt to understand, the Roaring Twenties.

The Fitzgerald Museum is housed in the last home that the couple lived in together.  Scott and Zelda never owned a home and famously never settled down.  They rented this house in 1931-32, and since 1999 it is the one place in the world that the lay person can visit to learn of Scott and Zelda’s legacy.   The Fitzgerald Museum is now the permanent home that Scott and Zelda never had during their lifetime.

Brooke talks to Willie Thompson, the Executive Director of The Fitzgerald Museum, about the troubled and turbulent life of Zelda Fitzgerald and about her career as an artist.

The Fitzgerald Museum website can be found at thefitzgeraldmuseum.org and has information on the museum’s events including a breakfast celebrating Scott’s 120th birthday on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and an annual Fitzgerald Gala which takes place in April.  The Fitzgerald Gala is a “Jazz Age” party of epic proportions, and guests from all over the southeastern United States will be in attendance, decked out in 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s costumes.

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Anniversary Painting, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Notre Dame, Paris  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Zelda Gawaine,  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

RhodehendronsRhododendrons, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Featured Image:  Candler, North Carolina, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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