Brand New Podcast with Mobile Photographer/Artist Meri Walker and Heather Companiott, Director of Adult Arts Centre and The Native American Program & Festival, Idyllwild, California, United States

While I am in recovery from a really nasty illness, I’d love it if you listen to this wonderful podcast that we recorded a few weeks ago…

We are exceptionally excited today to publish our latest podcast, throughout our vast social media channels, here of course, as well as our dedicated Apple podcast channel. This time we speak with Multi Award Winner, Mobile Photographer and Artist, Meri Walker, from Oregon, United States and Heather Companiott, Director of Adult Arts Centre and The Native American Program & Festival, at IdyllWild Arts, California, United States.

Meri Walker is teaching a five day course at IdyllWild Arts Centre this summer, between 24-28 June, 2019. The course is entitled ‘iPhoneography, it’s not just luck‘. We were intrigued to find out more about this course and the IdyllWild Arts Centre itself. In this podcast Heather shares the beauty of IdyllWild Arts Centre, including its history and Meri shares insights into her bespoke course. We know our audience are going to love this.

To listen to this podcast on our very own Apple Podcast channel, please go here.

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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: [email protected]