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Episode 17: Expo 86, A World United

“A World United” Expo 86 mural by Canadian artist Paul Ygartua Hard work, perseverance, unwavering optimism, relentless confidence and a series of fortunate events… is what it took to bring about the Expo 86 “A World United” mural. Join Ed today as he chats with Paul and Joanne about Vancouver’s Expo 86 as well as…

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Episode 16: Life in the Basque Country and Sitges, 1985

Paul and Joanne Ygartua’s year in the Basque Country, 1985 This week, Ed is travelling back to Spain once again with Paul and Joanne. But this time it’s with kids in tow and the goal is to fully immerse themselves in the Basque culture. They discuss the customs, the fiestas, the family, the beautiful beaches,…

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Episode 14: Chemainus mural, 1983

Paul Ygartua, muralist: Chemainus, 1983 Paul painted his first large mural in the little town of Chemainus on Vancouver Island in 1983, at age 38. He was fearless when he approached this gigantic wall that measured 15.4 metres long by 5.2 metres high. During this episode Ed talks to Paul about painting on such a…

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Cannes, 1979

Canadian Artist, Paul Ygartua Living and painting in Cannes, French Riviera In 1978, Paul and Joanne left Vancouver and embarked on another two year adventure.  This time, they would be living in Barcelona, Cannes, and Jerusalem. When they arrived back in Europe this time, they were thinking of starting a family and decided that they…

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Episode 12: Jerusalem, 1979-1980

Canadian Artist, Paul Ygartua paints in Jerusalem for 6 months in the early 80s Today we’re off to Israel with Ed as he discusses with Paul and Joanne how Jerusalem was a true artistic and spiritual source of inspiration.  The people, the lively streets and fascinating neighbourhoods, the variety of religion and the complexity of…

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Episode 7: Heading South to Mexico, 1970

Canadian artist, Paul and Joanne Ygartua, spend six months living and painting in Mexico in 1970. Once again, our awesome host Ed takes us on some new Ygartua adventures as they head South to Mexico. Go back in time to 1970s Mexico with Paul and Joanne Ygartua as they recount their exciting time discovering a…

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