James Picard, a Canadian artist, teacher and humanitarian, divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Los Angeles, CA. Considered one of Canada’s foremost painters, Picard is well known for his extraordinary artistic range and mastery of many styles. Picard has won many awards for his work over the course of his nearly 40-year career. His most recent series of paintings, The Dark and The Wounded, represents a visionary fusion of Expressionism and social consciousness. It’s an immersive artistic experience; his paintings are showcased in some of the world’s most troubled locations, like abandoned prisons and asylums. It is currently on a global tour, opening in Alcatraz Prison. Listen to this weeks episode to hear more about the insight into his art, his passions and how he relates current events to his art.