paul ygartua art

Episode 29: United in History, Bella Bella Mural, 2013

Paul Ygartua’s paints a mural in honour of the Heiltsuk Nation and Bella Bella community Welcome back after a long holiday break!  Today we’re back in BC, Canada and we’re heading far North to the home of the indigenous Heiltsuk Nation, Bella Bella.  In 2013, Paul is commissioned to paint the mural, entitled “United in…

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Episode 28: A mural for Gorliz Bizkaia, 2010

Paul Ygartua’s cubist style mural in the Basque Country Join Ed, Paul and Joanne this week as we head to the birth town of Paul’s father in the Basque Country, where he paints his first cubistic style mural in 2010. The beautiful beach town of Gorliz is home to some of the most gorgeous scenery…

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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 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 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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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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