artist life

Episode 23: Venice and Seville, 1991-1992

Venice and Seville by Paul Ygartua Join us today as we head to the Venice Carnaval and then to the exciting city of Seville in Spain during the early 90s. Paul and Joanne talk to Ed about the importance and the meaning of the masks over the years in Paul’s work.

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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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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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