Today is all about graphite and animals ... and ceramics, jewelry, stone masonry, teaching, free art, TV shows, celebrity chefs, leprechauns, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Irish artist Lee Boyd is my guest.
Ducks, cats, dinosaurs, googling "how to make a perfect flat white", oh, and art - Monika Forsberg (aka Walkyland) and I are talking about all of that and more.
A poorly timed diagnosis, a love of history, large-scale mixed media, AND a spooky ghost story ... gah, I have chills already. American artist Daisy Patton is my guest.
Talking to Lindsay Arnold about her insane doily paintings, trying to find "the why" behind our art, working with amazing mentors, and cat costumes.
Burning cars flying across the Canadian Prairies, teeny tiny brushstrokes on really big canvases, 'The Tragically Hip', and a life-threatening prospecting trip. All of it. Sean William Randall is my guest.
Wonder Woman, Luchadors, custom-made ceramic urns - and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Canadian ceramicist Mariko Paterson, aka Forage Studios, is my guest today.
Poured paint, intuition, buckets of water, intention, abstract plein air, reflection, and some very fond memories of smelly markers! San Francisco based artist Heather Day is my guest today.
Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.
'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!
Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.
Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.
We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)
Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!
Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.
Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.
Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.
The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.
How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.
Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.
Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.
Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.
Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!
Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.
My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"
Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!