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Episode 15: Artist, Victor Spinelli

For Ep15 Thinking of Art, I spoke with multifaceted Ibiza-based artist, Victor Spinelli! During his career so far, he has traveled to over 85 countries, shot some of the most recognized celebrities in the world, and created spectacular artistic programs for artists.

Today, we talked about his recent #DiverUp project (which embodies the power and strength of women), his plans for 2021’s Burning Man, and heard incredible stories of Olympians he shot over the years.  Victor also discussed his plans for the SPiN Art Residency in Ibiza and how the current world situation has impacted his feelings toward the earth.

During most of his adult life, Spinelli has split his time between New York, the Mediterranean and California. The photography skills and artistry he developed along his travels evolved into several multimedia platforms:  film, commercials, music videos, documentaries and print campaigns. | Purchase works on

Episode 12: Project Angel Food Virtual Art Auction

For Ep12 of Thinking of Art, I welcome Executive Director of Project Angel Food, Richard Ayoub. To help support the efforts of LA’s Project Angel Food, we teamed to help raise money for their COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The following artworks have been donated by these artists: Alexandra Grant, Jwan Yosef, Lia Halloran, Michael Genovese, and Enrique Martinez Celaya. 100% of proceeds from sales of ALL of these works go towards their COVID-19 Emergency Fund. To purchase any of the works, please email Laura at Project Angel Food or simply make a donation, here.

Project Angel Food was created by a group of compassionate volunteers who were concerned about our most fragile community members suffering in silence from malnutrition and the many other ravages of HIV/AIDS. Founded by Marianne Williamson in 1989 as an outreach program of the Los Angeles Center for Living, which helps people with life-threatening illnesses.

All of their meal plans are tailored for each client’s needs and cooked with love using the freshest ingredients to offer the most health benefits. Project Angel Food’s Client Services professionals and Registered Dietitians work as a team to nourish clients so they can survive their illness with dignity and strength. They provide valuable nutrition counseling so clients who go off service can remain healthy and well throughout the rest of their lives.

Episode 9: Celebrity Interior Designer Jamie Drake

For Ep9 of Thinking of Art, I welcomed Celebrity Interior Designer Jamie Drake of Drake/Anderson. Mr. Drake spoke about how his business is adjusting during Covid-19, new ways to source art for design projects, and thoughts on the future of art fairs. Known for his incredible kindness and eye for color and energy.

Jamie also shared some of his philanthropic passion projects such as his current involvement with Parsons School of Design’s student emergency fund, his work with The Alpha Workshops, and The New York Community Trust (which recently established the Covid-19 Response and Impact Fund).

Mr. Drake also shared a career highlight working on the restoration of Gracie Mansion in NYC in 2002 after 9/11 (and his long-term client Mayor Michael Bloomberg). For more information on Mr. Drake and his company Drake/Anderson, visit Drake/Anderson.

Episode 7: LA-Based Artist, James Goldcrown

For Thinking of Art Ep7, I spoke with LA-based artist and muralist, James Goldcrown. James took us inside his LA studio, shared how he got started as an artist, what inspired him to become a full-time artist, and how the Bleeding Hearts / Love Wall concept was launched. Join us for an inspiring talk about art, pursuing one’s dreams, and how to stay strong and healthy during the time of Covid-19. For pricing of prints or paintings, text 424-355-2280 or

Episode 8: Celebrity Jeweler Azature

For Ep8 of Thinking of Art, Celebrity Jeweler Azature joined me to talk about how to choose JOY every day, the importance of legacy investing in jewelry, and his advice for artists and entrepreneurs. With a family history in the diamond business, Azature has built his client base through relationships with individuals who connect to his artistic passion. Azature also showed us some of his favorite artists: Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and Keith Haring and a large diamond from his personal collection. He also spoke about his first internships and working with celebrities Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, and Toni Braxton.

Episode 6: Contemporary Art Inside this $11.5 Million Home

For Thinking of Art Ep6, we scoped out the most significant pieces of art in this $11.5 million home in Park City, Utah. This spectacular 10,500 sqft residence built by famed architect Michael Upwall, includes high profile artworks by the following: abstract and color field painter Robert Natkin, figurative and landscape artist Jim Gingerich, abstract expressionist #Sam Francis, California landscape artist Gregory Kondos, and Bay area abstract expressionist painter, Roland Peterson. Global Real Estate Advisor Paul Benson pointed out architectural highlights of the property, gave exclusive access to the art, and shared insight on how buyer and seller mentality has changed since Covid-19.

Episode 2: Rotem Reshef Live From Tel Aviv

Ep2 live from Tel Aviv, features Rotem Reshef. She is a process-based action painter and her artistic oeuvre presents a range of bodily gestures and techniques, such as imprinting, peeling, pouring and assembling natural and artificial sources and materials, that shape the various compositions over the different canvases. Reshef’s works deal with traces of human presence versus the appearance and disappearance of nature, as in the tradition of “Nature Morte”.

 Among the themes in her work are ecological shifts and seasonal changes, research of the influence of colors, tones and shades on our emotions and perceptions, and the passage of time and the fleeting moment. Reshef’s “ghostly” paintings often present the remains of an object that was part of the creation and then was removed. By leaving “evidence” on her surfaces, Reshef creates contemporary, painterly fossils, that present the duration of the creative process and the different stages of art making, from start to finish. By incorporating ambitious large-scale formats and extensive tonalities that should be viewed in person, Reshef’s attention to detail and texture aims to resist art consumption solely via social media and the flat screen, and encourages art observance in real life. Purchase works on