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The Artist Unmasked
97 minutes | 8 hours ago
DotUrMinds - Vani Shiroor #122
This week’s artist talk features Mindfulness Coach and founder of Doturminds artist Vani Shiroor. Vani helps people gain clarity, confidence and purpose through dot sand art. Doturminds is a mindful dot art which is a combination of the benefits of mindfulness, art and meditation. Mindful dot art is a pragmatic approach to exercise the mind to find new and creative solutions in our daily lives. The most important factor of this art is the concept of being in the here and now (being mindful) and activating the right side of the brain and teaching a new way of thinking.
92 minutes | 7 days ago
Art and Creativity Advocate - MDFerrera #121
This week’s artist talk features Art and Creativity Advocate MDFerrera. MD is a full time visual artist, writer, mental health advocate, and more. The creative process is a therapeutic outlet for her and has helped her during positive, negative, and neutral life experiences. Music is a big part of MD’s process as she interprets and experiences her emotions, mental health and the life around her. As an artist and advocate, her mission is to bring the joy of art and the creative process to all.
84 minutes | 14 days ago
Photographer - Jon Lardizabal #120
This week’s artist talk features Photographer Jon Lardizabal. Jon’s background in kinesiology helps to shape his purposeful composition of his photography. His work has been described as technically sound and reminiscent of imagery from Magnum photographers in the 1970’s/1980’s. Jon’s current efforts are focused on refining his projects to take the next steps towards creating photography books.
72 minutes | 21 days ago
Community Artist - BJ Lane #119
This week’s artist talk features Community Artist BJ Lane. BJ has over 50 years of art experience. She is a painter, sculptor, writer, and digital artist and uses traditional, nontraditional, and digital mediums. BJ’s art shares her discoveries of the everyday beauty in her surroundings, the people around her and her daily life. She is a special needs advocate and supports many nonprofits in her community. Her creative outlets allow her to share and incorporate her experiences and perspective with others.
76 minutes | a month ago
Spiritual Abstract Artist - David Lesinski #118
Spiritual Abstract Artist David Lesinski is inspired by the deeper levels and layers of the human being; the emotions, sensations and feelings beneath. He has spent many years diving into the depths of his own being to draw personal and deep experiences to create paintings for the soul. Paintings for the Soul are multilayered abstract paintings energized with intentions of healing and growth. Just as you’re multi-layered, so are these paintings. David pairs his works with its own unique poem. His work explores self-expression, self-love, abundance and connection with something greater than ourselves.
125 minutes | a month ago
Marquetry Artist - Mac Hillenbrand #117
This week’s artist talk features Marquetry Artist Mac Hillenbrand. Mac is a multifaceted artist who is honing and mastering his skills of the renaissance art form of marquetry. Combining his love of the ocean, the surf and marquetry, his wood veneering techniques explore the organic parallels between wood grain characteristics and oceanic textures. Mac creates unique and distinct surf art all with repurposed wood. He opened his first gallery Amber Waves of Grain in Del Mar, CA, is the founder of the infamous underground art space warehouse rock club and speakeasy The French Fry Factory, and is DJ Old Spice in his spare time spinning vinyl soul and oldies records at dive bars.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur - J. Han #116
This week’s featured artist onThe Artist Unmasked Podcast features Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur J. Han. J. Han is the CEO of ClosetSignature.com, author, sound meditation guide, financial literacy teacher and a featured Speaker at The Women who BossUp Summit 2021. J. Han gets her courage, resiliency, and entrepreneurial spirit from her mom and grandma who courageously immigrated to America from South Korea. Her journey of self-discovery has helped her to find her power, her voice, and most importantly, love for herself.
80 minutes | 2 months ago
Sculptor - Greg Schaefer #115
This episode of The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Sculptor Greg Schaefer. As a child, Greg, spent his time reading encyclopedias, collecting rocks, and studying relief maps. He was particularly excited by the electron microscope images his father, a photographer at the National Institutes of Health, would bring home. These influences on his early childhood have become an important source of inspiration for his artwork. Microscopic, mythological beings and places fascinated him as he explored worlds that delved into fantastical, dystopian, and never-before-seen imagery. These extraordinary settings still fire his imagination today.
71 minutes | 2 months ago
Corporate to Canvas - Kimball Willson - #114
This episode of The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Kimball Willson founder of Corporate to Canvas. Corporate to Canvas is a team building company which brings art, creativity, and collaboration to corporate America. Kimball creates unique painting experiences that are tailored to the unique goals, values, and culture of each company or group. Through customized guided painting activities, teams connect in a fun environment that results in heightened creativity, connectedness and collaboration.
88 minutes | 3 months ago
Bodhi Designs Custom Furniture Designer - Granger #113
On this episode of The Artist Unmasked Podcast I speak with Bodhi Designs Custom Furniture Designer Granger. Granger is a custom furniture designer by day and digital photographer by night. As a furniture designer and digital photographer, Granger enjoys being able to take an idea that is formless in nature and turning it into a tangible experience. His work plays with the relationship between the object and the abstract, the architecture and the environment, and the observer and the observed. His work is heavily influenced by how quantum mechanics relates to consciousness and memory. Creative play is an important aspect in all of Granger’s work. By taking time to experience his surroundings of nature and urban civilization, Granger gives life to formless ideas and theories of life.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
Creative Lawyer - Sam Mazzeo #112
On this episode of The Artist Unmasked Podcast I speak with Creative Lawyer Sam Mazzeo. Sam is the founder of Better - a team of lawyers and staff dedicated to being better than we were yesterday. Sam and his team help people create entities for their business by leveraging technology to keep costs low for our clients. Better focuses on educating and empowering their clients to make important decisions to keep entrepreneurs growing and creating successful businesses. So without further ado, I bring to you The Artist Unmasked.
81 minutes | 3 months ago
Painter - Steve Harlow #111
Steve Harlow latest works view now at Fresh Paint Gallery in San Diego, CA showcases Harlow's lifetime love of film and paintings themselves. He has habitually attended Art Museums to study contemporary and historical paintings that intrigue and mesmerize him. His current show at Fresh Paint Gallery look at streaming media subjects through the lens of the culture of painting and they use the language of other admired contemporary painters such as Mark Bradford, Jenny Saville, Kerry James Marshall. Steve is abstractifying the subjects, reimagining the dynamism of Abstract Expressionism.
85 minutes | 6 months ago
Surrealaissance Painter Adam Hesse
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Surrealaissance Painter Adam Hesse. Adam Hesse creates surrealist paintings with renaissance principles and techniques. He blends science and creativity together and explores the synergies between art and science. His work expresses the dichotomy that is a part of our culture, our nature, and society to pursue the singularity between the rational and the irrational; as an aid in peeking behind the veil.
100 minutes | 6 months ago
Comic Book Artist and Illustrator - Vince Alvendia
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Comic Book Artist and Illustrator Vince Alvendia. Vince’s style is influenced by Disney animation, manga and anime. His first graphic novel, Dark Agents Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma, written by Dr. Janina Scarlet is available at bookstores and Amazon and is currently working on his own creator-owned project.
82 minutes | 6 months ago
Mixed Media Artist - Teuta Pashnjari
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Mixed Media Artist Teuta Pashnjari. Teuta is an artist who mainly focuses on the human form and its surroundings. As she has grown throughout her practice, she has been interested in drawing animals and experimenting with different mixed media techniques. Teuta is mainly a painter but she enjoys using photography and video mediums as an expression of her creativity as well.
112 minutes | 7 months ago
Horrorgasm 2020 Virtual Con - Writer Discussion Panels
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Graphic Artists and Writers of Horrorgasm’s Tales of Horrorgasm Anthology. The first part of this episode features some of the writers and graphic artists of the Tales of Horrogasm anthology and the second part of this podcast features a discussion panel featuring horror story writers featured at this year’s Horrorgasm 2020 Virtual Convention. Get ready to get spooked and get scared at Horrorgasm 2020 Virtual Con. Back for its third year, Horrorgasm has come back to life this past October 2nd and continues to scare and delight through the end of December 2020. Register today for free and playful horrorgasmic art at Horrorgasm 2020. Join in the scary good time now at Horrorgasm2020.com.
110 minutes | 7 months ago
Concept Artist - Squiddy Sprinkle
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Concept Artist and Illustrator Squiddy Sprinkle. Squiddy creates digital illustrations of magical and aquatic characters in highly fantastical scenarios. Squiddy Sprinkle’s work explores the NSFW style, LGBTQA+ themes and creates mental health comics for the Critical Therapy Center in NYC. His art has a bright and bouncy aesthetic with lots of iridescent and neon colors such as the colorful world of Neon Nova Squiddy features on Instagram.
88 minutes | 7 months ago
Emerging Artist - Aly Vredenburgh
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Emerging Artist Aly Vredenburgh. Aly is an artist whose current work is a way for her to work through her depression and bring joy to others with art. Creating charcoal realism portraits and abstract paintings, the creative process inspires Aly to find different ways to help others fight depression and loneliness. Aly plays the violin, paints, draws, and is currently illustrating and writing a children’s book.
79 minutes | 7 months ago
Psychic Artist - Amber Kouba
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Psychic Artist Amber Kouba. For Amber, being a psychic is synonymous with being a creative spirit. Her abstract paintings are an exploration of the combination of energies which surrounds us everyday using oil paints, canvas, and lots of color. Her work is an embodiment of emotional expression and authenticity of what words cannot convey. Painting allows Amber to use her psychic skills of energy healing for herself and others, have fun, and share her journey of exploring life through her psychic abilities.
83 minutes | 8 months ago
Community Muralist - Bernie Wilke
This week on The Artist Unmasked Podcast features Community Muralist Bernie Wilke. Bernie work centers around large-scale community murals, teaching, and studio artwork. He is driven by his desire to help strengthen communities through murals. Bernie intimately collaborates with the people of the community so he can share their unique story. With over 80 public murals in schools, downtown streets, community centers, and many other settings completed, he utilizes the power of art to strengthen communities and cultivate personal and societal wellness through beauty and collaboration.
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