Episode 1: Jori Warren. Looking for the Wow

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Our first episode features Edmonton painter Jori Warren. I sat down with Jori in her kitchen on an unreasonably cold April morning.

We had a wide ranging chat with topics including her background as a set and prop designer, her love of finding “wow” in everyday items, the challenges of being a self taught artist, current projects, social media and the family events that changed her life and made her take up painting full time.

Life's A Bowl © Jori Warren
Life’s A Bowl © Jori Warren 40×40″ 101x101cm Acrylic on Canvas Used with permission

Jori produces work in great detail, yet at a large scale and it really does have that wow factor. We spoke about her recent currency series and her upcoming car series.

Canada $150 (left) and Pocket Change( right
Canada $150 (left) and Pocket Change( right) © Jori Warren 32×60″ 170x152cm Acrylic on canvas. Used with permission
Hidden Treasure
Hidden Treasure © Jori Warren 67×46″ 170x116cm Acrylic on canvas. Used with permission

As you’ll hear in the interview, Jori is represented in Edmonton at Udell Xhibitions and you can check out all of her work on her website joriginals.ca.

As you’ll hear in the interview she’s also very active on social media so be sure to check her out.


I hope you enjoy our first episode.

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Introducing Audio on Visual

What is it?

Audio on Visual is a podcast that hopes to bring you into the artist studio, whether that be a 1000 sq ft studio or a extra bedroom in a condo, to help you get to know the struggles, triumphs and day to day lives of people creating visual arts.

Initially, the artists featured will be from my circle of friends and acquaintances, which are mostly Edmonton and Alberta based but I do have quite a few folks I know through social media spread out all over the world. I hope to feature some of them through the magic of the Skype interview.

The artists you hear will, for the most part, be people you have probably never heard of, although you may be familiar with their work. This isn’t a podcast that will be featuring “famous” artists, rather, it is focused on those artists that live and work right beside you.

How will it work?

Where I can, I’ll be interviewing each artist in their own studio for about an hour and I’m planning on distilling that down to a 30 minute episode. I plan for about an episode a month due to the fact that I work full time and, you know, make art.  I’ll be offering the podcast from this website as well as through Google Play and iTunes. As a companion to the audio podcast, I’ll be producing a short video for each artist featuring interview highlights, some studio shots and some images of the artist’s work. These will be released on YouTube and embedded on this site.

When can I hear it?

I am lining up the first 3 or 4 artists as I write this and have interviews starting next week. I hope to have something available by May 1. Stay tuned and be sure to follow @AudioOnVisual on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

And of course you can always follow me @JayIsPainting