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Episode 16 Guest: Jolene Mackie

Season #1

It's Episode 16, the first one of 2022!

It’s our pleasure to introduce bold color artist Jolene Mackie, a talented oil painter from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Jolene’s work expresses a unique quality of light, the shape of shadows, and the living palettes that colour our daily existence using nature as her main source of inspiration. Jolene's fine art carries an illustrative quality as she tells the story of how a unique robot character has emerged into her pieces over the years. Jolene shares with us about her journey of being a full time artist, celebrating a decade of being fully self-employed by her artwork, and how she’s navigated life’s changes and found her unique style.


Some highlights of this episode include Jolene sharing:


  • Her journey to becoming a full time artist after graduating with a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 2009
  • How the pandemic affected her and cause Jolene to start a new unique hobby which positively impacts her artwork
  • How she’s broken free from pleasing people and has become unapologetically herself
  • How she feels passionately about not making artwork that looks a certain way and how to focus on daily activities to bring yourself one step closer to the artist  you want to be


Find more about our guest artist Jolene Mackie and our hosts Marijanel and Charla on their websites and Instagram and be sure to check out Bold School and the online courses offered inside this world changing community.

















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