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Episode 5: Back to Europe with Paul and Joanne in 1967

Paul and Joanne Ygartua set off for their first European adventure together. In this episode, Ed Hoskin chats with Paul and Joanne about their journey hitch-hiking through Europe in their early 20s, finding jobs in England, Spain and Germany, as well as Paul’s true beginnings making a living as an artist. As always, we hope…

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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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Native Series-part 3-Hawaii

In the previous blog post, we ended in Barcelona.  I forgot to mention that Joanne was pregnant at the time and they had already travelled up and down the Mediterranean coast to find the perfect place to have their first baby and sell paintings.  That spot would be Cannes, in the south of France.  With…

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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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Nudes throughout the years

Looking at Paul’s nudes over 55 years Out of all the subject matters that Paul has painted over the last 55 years, there is probably none so fitting to use as an example of how diverse his styles have been, as the female nude.  As most art students do, Paul studied life drawing.  At the…

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