The Portrait Conversation

Coming up: Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
The Portrait Conversation, Episode 20

OceanMatt Horrigan, Oceanographer
Understanding the Oceans

The Portrait Conversation is a portrait in words and paint. My goal as host, artist and conversationalist is to take everyone on a journey with the subject and get to know and understand them and their work at a deeper level than happens with casual conversation. It is an in-depth, inspirational long-form live interview show combined with a cool artistic twist. I paint my subject’s portrait while conversing with them. While the conversation unfolds I typically use my iPad using an Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to sketch them, sharing the process and progress of the portrait with the audience as it evolves. Please note this is not a class or tutorial and the focus is on my subject and their story, not on my art tools and technique. If you’re interested in learning digital painting, I have on-going education on my member website PaintboxTV.

To see a gallery of the portraits created thus far in this series, please visit The Portrait Conversation Art Gallery.

The Portrait Conversation is a free live cast broadcast on the first Saturday of each month via a streaming Zoom webinar, starting at 10 am Pacific (1pm East Coast, 6pm UK). Each session normally lasts about 90 minutes and includes Q&A. All conversations are recorded and posted here on PaintboxTV. You can access them from The Portrait Conversation tab in the left sidebar menu or by clicking on the guest name links (highlighted in blue) below. You will only have to register once to attend any of The Portrait Conversations if you use the unique link that is emailed to you after you register.

Completed Episodes:

Episode 18 – June, 2021

Joe Costa, Historical Architect
Historical Restoration & Preservation

Episode 17 – June, 2021

Dr. Daniel C. McNamee, Neuroscientist
Understanding the Brain: Memory & Reasoning

Episode 16 – May, 2021

Dr. Stacey Efstathiou, Virologist
Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

Episode 15 – April, 2021

Brooke Einbender, Artist
New Frontiers in Art: Adventures in XR (Extended Reality) & Cryptoart

Episode 14 – March, 2021

Laurence Gartel, Artist
Stories from the Pixel Road: From Warhol & the Amiga to the Rolls Royce of Art Cars

Episode 13 – February, 2021

Dr. Nicholas Cole, Historian
The United States Constitutional Convention:
Context, Compromises & Consequences

Episode 12 – January, 2021

Dr. Stacey Efstathiou, Virologist
COVID-19 Vaccines and The Path Forward

Episode 11 – December, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Pore, Nuclear Physicist
Discovering the Building Blocks of the Universe:
The Search for New Super Heavy Elements

Episode 10 – November, 2020

Professor Philip G. Zimbardo, Social Psychologist
The Psychology of Good & Evil to Everyday Heroes

Episode 9 – October, 2020

Daniel Kottke, Computer Pioneer
The Fascination of Computers

Episode 8 – September, 2020

Rachel Donovan, Bridge Engineer
A Unique Point of View

Episode 7 – August, 2020

Kim Nalley, Jazz & Blues Vocalist
Stirring the Soul with Song

Episode 6 – July, 2020

Dave Eringa, Record Producer
The Art of the Mix

Episode 5 – June, 2020

George Gee, Bandleader
Swing Makes You Happy!

Episode 4 – May, 2020

Stacey Efstathiou, Virologist
Understanding Viruses

Episode 3 – May, 2020

Ursula Macfarlane, Director
Documentaries with Heart

Episode 2 – April, 2020

Ryan Francois, Dancer
From London’s East End to the Lindy Hop World Stage

Episode 1 – April, 2020

Debbi Sutton, Artist
My Life as Art

Episode 0 – December, 2014

Alexander Edwards, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient
Proud & Brave


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Jeremy Sutton

Originally from London, I studied drawing, sculpture and print-making at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, Oxford University (while earning a degree in Physics), and subsequently studied at the Vrije Academie in The Hague, The Netherlands. I\'ve been using digital paint since 1991, including every version of Painter. I love teaching and have taught workshops and given presentations all over the world for the last twenty years. I create commissioned fine art paintings and perform live action painting and digital portraiture. I founded PaintboxTV in February 2009. Thank you for being part of this creative community!

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