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Ep 117 - Alonsa Guevara : The Fruit of Life

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Alonsa Guevara is delightful. You only have to talk to her for five minutes to realise that she is tapped into an earthy wisdom. Based in New York, and originally from Chile, Alonsa brings her sensibility for nature, and our place in it, to her ceremonial figure paintings with gentle power.
Her work has been published in Forbes Magazine, Time Out, VICE and her paintings are shown internationally.
You had a lot of questions for her and she answered them all.

We talk about organic food, annoying clouds, shaving canvas, baby oil, doing handstands, and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are some of the subjects we visit:

  • Inspiring artists,
  • Early encouragement,
  • Oil, Pastels, and watercolor,
  • Origins of a painting,
  • Photo shoots,
  • Reference material,
  • Drawing,
  • Color studies,
  • Grisailles,
  • Substrates,
  • Color palette,
  • Medium,
  • Oil paint brands,
  • Brushes,
  • Evaluation techniques,
  • Lighting,
  • Varnishes,
  • Work speed,
  • Bodies of work,
  • Virtual reality,
  • Holding intention,
  • Fruit,
  • Chile,
  • Chilean artists,
  • Ai Weiwei,
  • Advice for emerging artists,
  • Working and living in New York,
  • Important decisions,
  • Social media,
  • Prices,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Inspiration,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Artistic challenges,
  • Kindness,

To find out more about Alonsa and her work go to:

Pivotal painting . . .

Alonsa Guevara – Siblings Ceremony, 2015


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