Posts by Carol McQuaid

Capturing a Cultural Moment with Photographer Rennie Brown

Today we get to hang out at the legendary Sai Woo in Vancouver and talk with photographer Rennie Brown.  I discovered Rennie’s work when his ‘Artist in Studio’ images started appearing on the instagram feeds of so many artists I know and love.  These portraits are intimate and evocative and I just had to meet…

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Putting the Text in Textiles with Rosalind Wyatt

Thanks to a listener suggestion I hopped a train for West London this morning to meet up with calligraphy and textile artist Rosalind Wyatt.  The way she weaves historic and significant text into some pretty cool ‘Oh my God, how did you get your hands on that’ pieces is something to see, but it’s the…

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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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