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This is a fun episode, I talk to Street Artist NDA about how he paints his giant murals, the dangers of painting on a 2 story ladder, gettingĀ  arrested for your art and much more. I also chat with Portland playwright Lauren Emory about her experience writing and directing her firstĀ  play.   You can download the podcast here: http://themagichour.libsyn.com/magic-hour-street-artist-nda I have to warn you, the sound quality on this episode is… Read More

In this episode I talk to Martha Grover and Joshua James Amberson all about zines. Both Martha and Joshua are seasoned veterans of the Portland zine scene. So listen up young whippersnappers! We talk about how to make& distro zines, why to make zines, and also about the good ol’ days of zines (and Portland) and where things are now in the internet age. http://themagichour.libsyn.com/episode-6-zines Martha Grover is the author of the… Read More

I just had coffee with my old friend Mark Rogers the painter. Afterwards I was looking at some of his artwork from his website, and I got pretty excited about it and wanted to share it here with you guys I think readers of this blog will appreciate his paintings. Mark’s work is on display right now at the Pony Club Gallery in Portland and if you have a chance to check… Read More

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Great things are done by a series of small things brought… Read More

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Computers are useless, they can only give you answers. I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Never permit a dichotomy… Read More