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Episode 15: Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Living and painting in Rio de Janeiro The Copacabana, the Carnival, the Amazon Natives, Pele, the favellas… Rio de Janeiro was filled with colour and inspiration. Join Paul, Joanne and Ed today as they discuss the excitement of life in Rio in the mid 80s and how Paul’s work was influenced by this new experience.

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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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Episode 4: The Fateful Encounter, Vancouver 1966

Paul Ygartua meets the love of his life in Vancouver in 1966 and his art journey begins! Paul and Joanne join Ed to discuss how they met in Vancouver in 1966, how Joanne and her Father encouraged Paul to start painting and how he started selling his work in the street for the first time….

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Episode 1: Adventures in Liverpool and the Basque Country in the 1950s and 60s

Paul’s first trip to the Basque Country, 1950 Paul at the family farm in the Basque Country View from Amezagas Paul with donkey Mayo Join us in the first episode of Ygartua Art Chronicles as Ed and Paul discuss Paul’s early adventures, family roots, art studies during the 50s and 60s in Liverpool and the…

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The Native Series-part 2

Before I begin the next part of the Native series story, let me first say that everything I am writing about has been related to me by my mother, Joanne Ygartua. She has an incredible memory and I hope that I have inherited this from her and that one day I will be able to…

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Looking at Paul’s work over 55 years: The Native series-part 1

This is perhaps the story that I hold closest to my heart and the reason I decided to start this blog about my parents’ life’s work and their journey to follow their dream.  You see, every day as far back as I can remember, I would walk through the front door of our apartment on…

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