Posts by Carol McQuaid

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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The Nomadic Artist Life

no·mad·ic nōˈmadik/ adjective living the life of a nomad; wandering. “nomadic herdsmen” Welcome to this first Two Artists blog post!  Five months ago I started walking into bars with artists around the world to talk about work, life and the creative process.  It’s been unbelievably fun, and I’ve learned so much.  I wanted to share…

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Talking Video Arts and Culture Shifts in Freedom Square with Artist Liina Siib

Estonian Film-based Artist Liina Siib joins us in the Tallin’s Freedom Square! Our Guest Artist: Liina Siib www.liinasiib.com Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid www.carolmcquaidart.com Our Bar: TUUM Kohvik-Bar at the Tallinn Art Hall We are sitting in a café in Freedom Square, complete with church bells, birds and a bustling tourist throng.  I love it.  Liina will…