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We don’t always know where exactly our creative path will take us. Thankfully there are clues, breadcrumbs that we can glean from others who share this journey. Each week Nicholas Wilton, artist and founder of Art2Life, will be sharing stories, insights, and inspiring talks with creatives from all walks of life from painters, writers, filmmakers, thought leaders, and all those just super passionate about sharing their wisdom of self-discovery. So whether you are new to art, an established artist, or just creatively curious, this podcast is a weekly invitation to discern, discover, and then dive deeper into what brings you alive.

Art2Life Nicholas Wilton

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    • 4.9 • 494 Ratings

We don’t always know where exactly our creative path will take us. Thankfully there are clues, breadcrumbs that we can glean from others who share this journey. Each week Nicholas Wilton, artist and founder of Art2Life, will be sharing stories, insights, and inspiring talks with creatives from all walks of life from painters, writers, filmmakers, thought leaders, and all those just super passionate about sharing their wisdom of self-discovery. So whether you are new to art, an established artist, or just creatively curious, this podcast is a weekly invitation to discern, discover, and then dive deeper into what brings you alive.

    Becoming Your Art with Nicholas Wilton

    Becoming Your Art with Nicholas Wilton

    https://Art2Life.com - What does the journey of bringing your art to life look like? How does the process of creating inform who you are becoming? The truth is that you are a work of art. With every brushstroke, you’re becoming what you’re created to be. And that energy will show up in your art. In this episode of Art2Life, I’ll walk you through the three stages of creating powerful art. 
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Stage #1: Intellectually understanding your art [4:15]
    Stage #2: Embodying your art [11:52] 
    Stage #3: Becoming your art [25:00] 
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 34 min
    Fan Favorite Replay: Don’t Be a Baby and Keep Making Your Art – Jerry Saltz

    Fan Favorite Replay: Don’t Be a Baby and Keep Making Your Art – Jerry Saltz

    https://Art2Life.com - In this special throwback episode of Art2Life, we revisit one of our most beloved conversations with award-winning art critic Jerry Saltz. 
    Making art is hard enough, but hearing from others whether it is good or not is especially so. Every artist I know already has, hard-wired within them, a pretty tough critic. I certainly do. So I never have been particularly drawn to listening to more of them. I know, of course, art criticism is essential in the art world. I get all that, but truthfully, I have always been a little leery of outside criticism in case it made me stop making art. It feels safer to hear more from those who are actually making art. They were the ones I thought whose voices mattered. At least for me. 
    But today you are going to meet an art critic. But not the kind I imagined. Not at all. His name is Jerry Saltz. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine. He has a bajillion followers on Instagram and is a New York Times bestselling author. He also cares a ton about art and especially artists. Which isn’t surprising because he was one. He switched mid-career because, ironically, his inner critic wouldn’t leave him alone, and it all became too much. 
    Jerry is whip-smart, funny, and at times, daringly truthful. But this is what I love about him: he just tells the truth. Or rather his truth. That is rare these days. Jerry is the artist's art critic. He is so on our side and wants nothing more for us than to simply stay together and above all else, to keep making our art. Join me now for this startlingly vulnerable and caring conversation about art and life with one of the most revered voices in the art world: Jerry Saltz.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    How Jerry became a bestselling author and why you need to read his books [3:19]
    Becoming a different kind of artist and recognizing the respect in art criticism [15:05]
    Why artists need one another [25:48]
    Making an enemy of envy and why we need to just keep making our art [32:01]
    Where Jerry feels the art world is heading [39:15]
    Jerry’s advice for artists when they receive criticism and the time Jerry criticized my work [46:47]
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    CONNECT WITH JERRY SALTZ
    Jerry’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerrysaltz/ 
    Riverhead Book’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riverheadbooks 
    Art is Life (Book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612485/art-is-life-by-jerry-saltz/ 
    How to Be an Artist (Book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612484/how-to-be-an-artist-by-jerry-saltz/9780593086469/
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Finding Clarity - Noah Woods

    Finding Clarity - Noah Woods

    https://Art2Life.com - Artists are always asking questions. When you’re always questioning, it’s only natural that a lack of clarity arises. Your soul is always pulling you to the unknown.
    We’re living in a world where opportunities are boundless. The curiosity to see what’s possible is a driving force. When you’re in congruence with who you are and what you’re making, it’s the best feeling in the world. And when the expression doesn’t match the creature, you must change. 
    Clarity is found through missteps, adventures, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to see a world of possibilities. In this conversation, Noah and I walk through the journey of finding clarity in life and art.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Why finding clarity is a life-long process [3:18]
    Gaining clarity through missteps and adventures [8:46] 
    Why Noah read obituaries, memoirs, and biographies [19:10]
    Surviving times when we got it all wrong [25:40] 
    Push yourself outside your comfort zone to gain clarity [31:44] 
    How others help us see the world of possibilities [44:05] 
    Gaining clarity comes from experimentation [46:19] 
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Tom Stanley Art: https://www.tomstanleyart.com/
    David Hockney’s Biography: https://www.amazon.com/David-Hockney-christopher-simon-sykes/dp/0385535902/
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    CONNECT WITH NOAH WOODS
    Noah’s portfolio: https://www.noahwoods.com/
    Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noahwoods__/
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 50 min
    The Magic of Belonging - Chérie Healey

    The Magic of Belonging - Chérie Healey

    “My calling is to help you answer yours.” – Chérie Healey
    Chérie believes that we all have a calling that we have to answer in this life. If we simplify it down to its essence, we are supposed to be ourselves, with all of our flaws, traumas, and wounds. Her purpose is to help people step into being all the way themselves. 
    Chérie is an Executive Coach and Brand Strategist for women leaders. She’s guided great Leaders for over 25 years at Google, YouTube, Paramount, Nike, Apple, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and more.
    Chérie has created and cultivated a community to encourage and strengthen, a safe place to build relationships and push each other toward purpose. In this conversation, Chérie shares how she helps women recapture themselves, guides them toward their purpose, and how the right community can transform your life.
    Listen if you are interested in... Chérie’s purpose on this planet [5:18]  Helping people make their life a work of art [8:33]  Helping women recapture themselves [13:27]  Guiding people toward their intuition [26:07]  How the right community can transform your life [40:22]  Resources & People Mentioned No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness My painting: “Chérie” Connect with Chérie Healey Follow on Instagram cheriehealy.com  Connect with Nicholas Wilton and Art2Life Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF here
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog here Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram Follow Art2Life on Instagram Subscribe on Youtube
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    • 52 min
    Becoming Alive in Art + Life - Caroline Millar

    Becoming Alive in Art + Life - Caroline Millar

    https://Art2Life.com - Caroline Millar was creatively blocked for a long time. She loved art as a child but had a terrible experience with an art teacher when she was 16. Because of it, she stopped painting for 25 years. She went through a difficult time where everything creative disappeared from her life. 
    Five years ago, Caroline joined our Creative Visionary Program. She embarked on a journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration. Caroline experienced a profound shift in her perspective and her life and work were transformed. 
    Caroline now helps other artists navigate their creative journeys, drawing on her own experiences to provide empathy, support, and guidance. Her approach is rooted in understanding and compassion, empowering artists to overcome self-doubt and embrace their unique artistic voices.
    In this conversation, we cover her extraordinary journey back to her art. Let her story inspire you to dig deeper and reconnect with your creative self. Because art is transformative and endless possibilities come when we embrace our creativity.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    Join the Art of Your Life FREE Workshop [1:36] 
    Learn more about Caroline Millar [2:26] 
    Why Caroline went into hibernation [7:34]
    Caroline’s experience with Art2Life [9:35]
    How Caroline learned to say “yes” [13:44]
    Caroline shares about her art [16:28]
    How Caroline guides artists [20:56] 
    Caroline’s unique gift of empowering others [24:36]


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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    The Creative Visionary Program is open for enrollment! https://www.artlifecvp.com/
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    CONNECT WITH CAROLINE MILLAR
    Caroline Millar Art: https://www.carolinemillar.com/
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinemillarart/
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 30 min
    The Art of Love, Optimism and Luck, with Austyn Taylor

    The Art of Love, Optimism and Luck, with Austyn Taylor

    https://Art2Life.com - Austyn has completed art residencies all over the world. She landed in a residency at the Mendocino Art Center right before Covid hit. Before Covid, the majority of her work was black and white and ornate. She’d sculpt solid and draw with an ebony pencil on the surface. 
    Her time in Mendocino allowed her to crystalize what she wanted her art to convey. She shifted toward bright dominant colors and hasn’t looked back. In this conversation, Austyn shares how her global experiences have helped her channel her art, what her creative process looks like, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.
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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…
    How Covid transformed Austyn’s work [3:35] 
    Austyn’s creative process [9:29]
    What’s influenced Austyn’s work [20:10] 
    What’s on the horizon for Austyn [24:40] 
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    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    The Art of Your Life Free Workshop: https://a2lworkshop.com/5-days-workshop/
    Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will: https://www.amazon.com/Determined-Science-Life-without-Free/dp/0525560971
    Austyn’s show at the COVA Gallery in the Netherlands: https://www.instagram.com/covagallery/
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    CONNECT WITH AUSTYN TAYLOR
    Austyn’s website: http://www.austyntaylor.com/
    See Austyn’s sculptures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/austynaustynaustyn/
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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:
    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 
    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 
    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 
    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
494 Ratings

494 Ratings

Cece LA ,

Yes, please.

As a multi-passion creative entrepreneur, it’s easy to get lost in business and self-development podcasts. I’m so happy I found this podcast. It’s a breath of fresh air in my podcast rotation. I love what this podcast is all about - The art of your life. The art in your life. Yes, please. The guests are all amazing. I love the flow of conversation. I resonate so much with the topics covered. Highly recommend!!

Clarissa
Podcast host, Painting Your Path™

FabWiley ,

Edification by Jerry Saltz

There is a reason this podcast is so requested. It really was edifying and gratifying to hear all of these nuggets - most of all we artists must keep on!! I will re listen and remember his words of encouragement and his humor!

Fryemama2 ,

Exactly what I need.

This this exactly what I was looking for to support my art making journey. Nicholas’s voice is so soothing and warm. The message is always inclusive and supportive.

Thank you for sharing this pod with artists everywhere!

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