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Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker

Explore the interplay between painting and the human condition. Southern California painter Sean Diediker travels to natural, spiritual and countercultural sites in Indonesia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Australia and the American West, visiting the places and meeting the people who inspire the original paintings featured in each episode.

Canvasing Big Sur, California

26m 46s

Big Sur is often described as one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Sean sets out to capture its beauty and meets other artists who have heard the clarion call to celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea and Highway 1.


  • Canvasing Big Sur, California: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Big Sur, California

    S1 E113 - 26m 46s

    Big Sur is often described as one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Sean sets out to capture its beauty and meets other artists who have heard the clarion call to celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea and Highway 1.

  • Canvasing Santa Barbara, California: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Santa Barbara, California

    S1 E112 - 26m 46s

    Sean celebrates restauranteur Tom Dolan’s winning formula that pleases patrons and staff alike. He also explores the harbor, mountain-top picnics, an author’s secret thoughts, and an enthusiastic robotic engineer’s passion for beekeeping, resulting in Sean’s painting “Autumn Beekeepers.”

  • Canvasing Santa Fe, New Mexico: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Santa Fe, New Mexico

    S1 E111 - 26m 46s

    Sean explores New Mexico’s artistic heritage and traces his own family roots in New Mexico, leading to a Native American connection and his painting “The Medicine Man.”

  • Canvasing Southern Patagonia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Southern Patagonia

    S1 E110 - 26m 46s

    Sean explores Torres Del Paine National Park from his basecamp lakefront yurt and braves Southern Patagonia’s extreme climate on his quest to find the ultimate horse whisperer.

  • Canvasing Ubud, Indonesia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Ubud, Indonesia

    S1 E109 - 26m 46s

    Sean has a touching encounter with three brothers who all have glass bone syndrome. Then, he explores the Sacred Monkey Forest, and documents the epic battle of the Ogoh-Ogohs. Sean also finds inspiration in an unlikely place for his painting “The Beggar Woman.”

  • Canvasing Heidelberg, Germany: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Heidelberg, Germany

    S1 E108 - 26m 46s

    Sean meets Fletcher, a singing philosopher who reveals some of Heidelberg’s best kept secrets. Together they explore the ghosts of the student prison and the inspirational story behind Sean’s painting “The Candy Man.”

  • Canvasing Sydney, Australia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Sydney, Australia

    S1 E107 - 26m 46s

    Sean explores Manly Beach, and trades artwork for a custom surfboard from master shaper Sojo. Sean also finds inspiration from Sherlock and Jules, a homeless couple that give up traditional life to live in a cave in the heart of Sydney, prompting his painting “The Departure.”

  • Canvasing Buenos Aires, Argentina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Buenos Aires, Argentina

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    Sean stays in a countryside castle and explores the traditions of Argentina’s famous gauchos. He learns that Tango is much harder than it looks and finds inspiration in the Argentines’ passion for dance, which leads to his painting “Tango.”

  • Canvasing Bali, Indonesia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Bali, Indonesia

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    Sean explores the beaches and temples of Bali, dives through the ruins of the U.S.S. Liberty, and documents a water healing ceremony with a Balinese High Priestess. Along the way he finds painting inspiration from the traditions of the Balinese people, and celebrates their centuries-old process of harvesting rice in his painting “Bali Rice Workers.”

  • Canvasing Utah: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Utah

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    Sean explores the visions and faith that shaped Utah, including Mormon culture. He does a clifftop smudge ceremony with Ute Leader Larry Cesspooch, inspiring his painting “The Ones Who Wait.”

  • Canvasing the Blue Mountains, Australia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing the Blue Mountains, Australia

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    Sean lives in a treehouse, meets a man who built a literal “man cave,” and finds a body painter that makes her subjects disappear into nature. Sean also interviews an Aboriginal Elder who was taken from his native family to be raised in white society – sparking inspiration for his painting “The Stolen Generation.”

  • Canvasing Paris, France: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Canvasing Paris, France

    S1 E102 - 26m 46s

    Sean meets with three artists who masterminded a bank heist. Not to steal money, but to steal an entire building. Sean also explores and finds the subject for his painting “The Writer” at the Shakespeare and Company bookstore.

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