Ever wondered what it takes to be a successful artist and make a living from your passion? Explore a life time of prolific works and discover the fascinating life of the extraordinary Canadian artist Paul Ygartua and his wife Joanne, who together have been building a successful art business for over 50 years now.
Episode 31: Talk about Abstracts
Today we talk all about abstracts. Ever wondered what is going on in an artist's mind when he's painting an abstract? or how they find inspiration? Ed is digging deep into Paul's relationship to abstraction and we gain some really interesting insights.
Episode 30: Bella Bella mural, part 2
Taking off from the last episode all about the "United in History" Mural, Ed, Paul and Joanne continue to discuss the importance of the native community in Bella Bella, talk about the emotional impact of this special project as well as the wonderful potlatch ceremony. Enjoy!
Episode 29: United in History, Bella Bella Mural, 2013, part 1
Welcome back after a long holiday break! Today we're back in BC, Canada and we're heading far North to the home of the indigenous Heiltsuk Nation, Bella Bella. In 2013, Paul is commissioned to paint the mural, entitled "United in History". The goal was to represent the Heiltsuk Nation and the individuals who made a significant contribution to the founding of the Bella Bella area since 1833.
Episode 28: A mural for Gorliz, Bizkaia, 2010
Join Ed, Paul and Joanne this week as we head to the birth town of Paul's father in the Basque Country, where he paints his first cubistic style mural in 2010. The beautiful beach town of Gorliz is home to some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Basque Country and is very representative of their strong sense of pride in their culture.
Episode 27: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico & Ely, Nevada, 2001
Let's head south to the beautiful Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas! Paul and Joanne travelled back and forth to Cabo many times over a period of 8 years, during which Paul painted for the Golden Cactus Gallery there. His subject matter ranged from local native portraiture to the famous Mexican mariachi groups. In the second part of the interview, Ed will be taking us back North to Ely, Nevada, where Paul painted the "United by our Children" mural in 2001.
Episode 26: Beachcomber Millennium Mural, part 2
We're back in the year 2000 today, as Ed continues his discussion with Paul and Joanne about the Beachcomber monumental mural and as well as the Chagall inspired dome painted in the factory's boardroom.