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Podcast – Mobile Artist: iPad Painting with Carolyn Hall Young


“Hello and welcome to our first episode in our new TheAppWhisperer (TAW) podcast series. Our podcasts will begin an on-going exploration of mobile photography and art. We will talk with mobile artists themselves, from all genres, we will talk with mobile app developers, mobile hardware manufacturers, and we aim to ensure our podcasts are suitably intimate and perfectly formed.

I am your host, Joanne Carter and today my guest is Carolyn Hall Young from New Mexico, USA. Carolyn is a mobile artist; some may call her a digital painter”.

Mobile Digital Artist Carolyn Hall Young holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Masters in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, both degrees for painting and printmaking, with minors in art history.

Hall Young is a tenacious painter, in digital and natural media, an international award winning designer, and art director, with a passion for truth, justice, beauty and homegrown tomatoes. She has lived on several continents, traveled extensively, and exhibited her work in solo and group shows. Young has been avidly photographing her world, since the Kodak Brownie and then the Polaroid Swinger cameras appeared.

Hall Young has taken to mobile digital technology, specifically working with the iPad, like a fish takes to water.

She now lives in Northern New Mexico, with three horses, one dog and one very good man.

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Podcast – Mobile Artist: iPad Painting with Carolyn Hall Young

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

10 replies on “Podcast – Mobile Artist: iPad Painting with Carolyn Hall Young”

I am honored and flattered that you requested this interview/podcast. Thank you, Joanne, for making it such a pleasant experience, and for the support and inspiration you have given to me, and to our fellow travelers in this realm.

Carolyn, your work is so powerful. Love your artist, digital portraits. The artist in me resonates deeply with what you are doing. Keep up the great work. Nice podcast too (Thanks Joanne-always nice to hear your sexy British accent:))

Brilliant energy first podcast Joanne and Carolyn. From the heart the podcast comes in crystal clear. I liked the clear separation of the voices in stereo. Another vehicle to bring the community closer and closer of the arts especially mobile art. Thank you to both of you and anybody behind the scenes that helped make this possible. Gracias.

Joanne, that was a lovely tribute. Carolyn would have been touched by its beauty and kindness. And since I have no other voice recording of Carolyn, I will treasure each future replaying of her podcast. She was truly special.

Thank you so much Terry. I have not been able to listen to this again for quite a while. I am still very close to tears with the news of Carolyn. I will get stronger and I will replay in time. I do replay it internally in my mind. I can remember much of this conversation. When Carolyn was very ill, towards the end, I would often play it as it helped me to feel closer to her when she was resting. I told her that I was doing that and she was so pleased. She is forever in my heart. I love her so much x

I am sorry to hear this news. I was unexpectedly blessed by the gift of one of her portraits. My condolences to her family and many colleagues.

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