Posts by Carol McQuaid

From Pop Art to World Peace with Bob Marongiu

Pop Art Painter Bob Marangiu is our guest today.  His Picasso-meets-Murakami works will make you smile, but there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.  Listen in as we talk at the street café just outside his studio about the role of painting in a social context, the importance of happiness, and yes,…

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From Greek Paintings to Irish Jigs with artist/musician Manolia Kokoloyianni

Today we’re in Greece, on the island of Crete, heading into Heraklion to meet up at the Miniatoura Café with artist and musician Manolia Kokoloyianni.  She grew up in both Crete and Athens, paints beautiful introspective canvases in the intense and subdued palette of this island home, and yet it’s jigs and reels she performs…

Athens Street Art with Nikos Tonga, aka “Rude”

Today I’m taking a break from life aboard The Queen Elizabeth and I’m roaming the streets of Athens.  We’re about to meet up with Nikos Tonga, a graphic designer who paints the walls of this ancient city under his street art name; Rude.  He also does guided art tours for a company called alternative Athens. …

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At Sea with The Barricade Boys

Our Guest Artist: The Barricade Boys www.thebarricadeboys.com Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid www.carolmcquaidart.com Our Bar: The Commodore Club onboard the Queen Elizabeth somewhere between Stockholm and Southampton This week we’re in the ship’s bar onboard the Queen Elizabeth talking with the Barricade Boys, a group of performers who connected doing Les Mis in London’s West…

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Canalside in Copenhagen with Expressive Artist Sjulle

Danish Painter/Sculptor/Ceramicist Sjulle is in the bar today! Our Guest Artist: Sjulle Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid www.carolmcquaidart.com Our Bar: A Classic Nyhaven Pub in Copenhagen! Today we’re sitting canal side at a cool pub in one of the coloured houses of Nyhavn, talking with Danish artist Sjulle.  Her wild, abstracted faces in paint, ceramic…

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